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What are the NH criminal laws and penalties on drug possession and distribution/sales?

Posted by Richard E. Clark | Nov 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A. Our clients typically are charged with drug crimes by the occurrence of either a stop by law enforcement based on a traffic violation or after the result of an investigation.

Drug charges are serious offenses that carry significant jail time and loss of driver's license. The Courts do not look upon drug related charges lightly. Attorney Richard E. Clark handles drug charges individually to determine the best options of how to deal with each case. Some of Attorney Clark's methods include attacking a procedural defect by law enforcement, Constitutional violations, Reasonable Suspicion or Probable Cause violations, Suppression of Evidence, Pre-Trial Motions, and trial.  

Possession of drugs and drug related crimes may carry the collateral consequence of loss of a driver's license from 60 days to 2 years. Another serious concern Attorney Clark shares with his clients is the amount of jail time exposure. Some drug related charges carry imprisonment of up to 7 years confinement. Other drug violations have mandatory minimum jail confinement of 1 year.

Attorney Clark is certified and trained in Criminal Defense through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the past he was appointed to the Newburyport District Court as a private contract criminal defense attorney for four years. Attorney Clark has extensive experience in criminal matters throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He completed further criminal defense training through a nation criminal defense organization at Harvard Law School.

For NH drug related statutes, please visit www.NHseacoastLawyers.com orwww.Dover-NH-Lawyers.com. The Law Office of Richard E. Clark, LLC can be contacted at (603) 431-0009 or (603) 749-2111.

About the Author

Richard E. Clark

Attorney in Portsmouth, Dover, NH and Newburyport, MA Attorney Richard E. Clark is one of the seacoast's most successful attorneys. He has effectively litigated injury cases and civil suits achieving multi-million dollar results. Richard is friendly, detailed and has no reservations arguing in Court, when it's in the spirit of justice. Attorney Clark is a NH seacoast native. After his father retired from the U.S. Army, they returned to their ancestral Rye Beach property. His grandmother of the Sawyer/Jenness family settled Rye Beach, NH and Haverhill, MA. Prior to practicing law, Richard owned several contracting companies for almost two decades. After graduating from Portsmouth High School in 1991, he persevered through a ten-year educational pursuit to complete his law degree, NH and MA licensure, while managing his businesses. Richard's reputation is known in the seacoast area as friendly, driven, aggressive and detail-oriented. Richard has always possessed a passion for work. He is continually strategizing about how to best resolve his client's dilemmas while achieving the best outcome. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2007-2011. He achieved the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certification in 2008. Attorney Clark is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, New Hampshire Association of Justice, Essex County Bar Advocates Criminal Defense, Rockingham County Bar Association, and the New Hampshire Bar Association. Mr. Clark is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law (2002) and Franklin Pierce College (1998). He is admitted to practice law throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the United States District Court of NH, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

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