In New Hampshire, drug-related offenses are taken seriously and can result in severe consequences, including imprisonment, fines, and long-lasting collateral complications. If you are facing a drug charge in New Hampshire, it is crucial to seek immediate assistance from a criminal defense attorney who specializes in drug crimes.
At the Coates Law Office, PLLC, our team of experienced drug crime attorneys is dedicated to protecting your reputation and guiding you through the complexities of the criminal justice system. We have a strong reputation in New Hampshire for our experience in defending clients against charges for the illegal possession or sale of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, unauthorized prescription medications, mushrooms, and other controlled substances.
How Our New Hampshire Drug Crimes Attorney Can Help You
A drug charge can result from a variety of circumstances, such as a routine traffic stop. Our law firm will thoroughly analyze the legality of the search that led to your arrest, focusing on search warrants, exceptions, and protections under the US Constitution. We will also evaluate the possibility of challenging the search based on the state’s constitution, which provides additional protection for individuals accused of drug possession. Challenging the search is often the first step in building a strong defense against a drug charge.
If your case is the result of a criminal investigation, we will thoroughly examine the evidence gathered by law enforcement, including any informants, recordings, and controlled drug purchases. Our aim will be to identify constitutional concerns related to controlled drug buys, searches, and seizures, and build a robust defense strategy for you.
We understand the importance of negotiation and will work with you to strengthen our position. In certain cases, we may recommend counseling and drug treatment to address substance abuse issues, which can benefit both your well-being and our ability to negotiate on your behalf.
New Hampshire’s Drug Schedules
New Hampshire’s controlled substance laws regulate the possession, distribution, and use of drugs in New Hampshire. Under the state’s Controlled Drug Act, drugs are categorized into different schedules (Schedule I to V) based on their potential for abuse and accepted medical uses. Our attorneys are well-versed in these drug schedules and will provide you with the necessary guidance and advice to navigate your case effectively.
The Legality of Marijuana in New Hampshire
While the possession of less than three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana is no longer a crime in New Hampshire, it is still a non-criminal violation. What’s more, the possession of more than three-fourths of an ounce is still a misdemeanor offense and is aggressively prosecuted.
Furthermore, the manufacture or sale of marijuana remains a felony offense that leads to serious consequences. Our drug crimes lawyers understand the changing attitudes towards marijuana while recognizing the serious penalties that still exist in New Hampshire. Wherever necessary, we will pursue creative strategies to help you avoid a conviction and, if necessary, vigorously defend the drug charges against you at trial.
Prescription Drug Crimes
Cases involving the abuse of prescription drugs have become more prevalent in New Hampshire. Our defense team is experienced in combating charges related to the abuse of prescription drugs in various settings. We provide strong defense strategies for individuals facing criminal charges as well as administrative sanctions, including the loss of medical licensing for healthcare providers.
Why Choose Our Law Firm
At the Coates Law Office, PLLC, we tirelessly defend our clients and seek the best possible outcomes. Our New Hampshire criminal defense team includes former prosecutors with a deep understanding of the criminal justice system in New Hampshire. If you are facing drug crime charges, contact our law firm online, or call us today at (603) 262-5766 for a confidential consultation with one of our experienced drug crime attorneys, and to obtain comprehensive legal representation.