Growing marijuana or producing any other drug illegally is not looked upon kindly in New Hampshire.
In fact, law enforcement officers and prosecutor are waiting to throw the book at you if you’re caught cultivating illegal drugs. That’s why you’ll want to have a lawyer who is experienced in representing people accused of breaking New Hampshire’s drug crime laws.
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone is your best bet if you are facing drug charges.What Charges Will You Face?
Drug cultivation in New Hampshire is almost always considered a felony.
If you are convicted on these charges, that means you’ll more than likely face more than a year in prison, probation and hefty fines and fees. If your case is a federal case, it could mean even harsher penalties.
You’ll want to make sure the lawyer you hire is experienced at both the state and federal levels. Michael Anzalone has a strong track record defending clients accused under the Controlled Drug Act. And he has a strong understanding of the federal court system.
Drug cultivation is a serious crime and you should take this seriously from the second you are arrested. Your first move should be to call a criminal defense lawyer.
At The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, we encourage you to be involved in your case. The first thing we’ll ask is that you refuse to talk to police or investigators until you have legal representation by your side. This is because you may say something that could further endanger your case. Michael Anzalone will make sure that you say and do the right thing as you prepare for your case.
Together with criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone, you’ll devise a defense to the charges.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your best option may be to make a plea deal with the prosecutor, pleading guilty in exchange for a suspended or reduced sentence. Or, it may be considered in your best interests to let your case continue to the trial level. Reasons to continue on to trial include mistaken identity, illegal search and seizure, the drugs weren’t in plain view, improper Miranda rights or lack of probable cause.
One of the reasons the state takes such a hard line on drug cultivation is that they consider someone who manufactures drugs can be a real danger to the greater community.
Remember also that prosecutors and law enforcement officials will be seeking to snuff out people who they believe are making and distributing drugs. They may stop your vehicle for almost anything and, once stopped, search it and find what they consider evidence that you are cultivating or selling drugs.
Michael Anzalone encourages you to read about possible drug charges outlined in the state’s Controlled Drug Act.
To recap, you’ll want to take care not to speak to anyone about your case before you have gone over every aspect of it with your criminal defense lawyer.
Please call us at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.