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Drug Crimes
Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Attorney Serving Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County

Like every state, New Hampshire has laws prohibiting the possession and distribution of controlled substances. These substances can range from heroin and other “street” drugs to prescription drugs without a valid prescription. Drug crimes are taken seriously in New Hampshire, so the possible penalties for a conviction can be harsh.

Cases involving drug offenses can be complicated, though there are many ways to defend against this type of charge and the associated consequences. You should not wait to contact Sweeney Law Office to consult with a Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County drug crimes defense lawyer.

Types of Drug Offenses

The most common drug offense is often referred to as simple possession. This means that you had any amount of a controlled substance that was believed to be for personal use. The substance does not have to be on your person, as you can be accused of constructive possession. This means that the drugs are in a place you could control or access, such as your car or house. The penalties will be the same as for actual possession.

You might also face charges for:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute
  • Manufacturing
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drug trafficking

The penalties for drug crimes vary depending on the type of drug, amount of drugs, and the specific allegations, though they can include jail time and costly fines.

Learn How a Drug Crimes Lawyer in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County Can Help

If you are arrested and accused of a drug-related offense in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, or Rockingham County, you should speak with a drug crimes attorney at Sweeney Law Office as soon as possible. We are ready to stand up for your rights in the criminal justice system, so please contact us online or call 877.223.2856 for more information.