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.