It is illegal to distribute illegal drugs in New Hampshire, as well as in the entire United States.
If you have been arrested on a charge of intent to distribute, you’ll want to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you as you case winds through the court system.
New Hampshire lawyer Michael Anzalone understands the state’s complicated drug laws and he will make sure that your case gets the attention it deserves. Please make a call to The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, a priority if you are arrested on drug distribution charges.
This is a serious crime and you could face severe fines and penalties.What is Considered Drug Distribution?
A drug distribution charge means that law enforcement officials believe you were illegally selling or offering controlled substances. This is not a drug trafficking charge since that involves selling the illegal substances across state lines. Drug distribution is the charge when officials believe you are selling smaller quantities of drugs in your local community, such as Nashua.
If you merely possess illegal drugs, you’ll be accused of possession. The distribution charge comes into play when officials in law enforcement believe you are selling the illegal substances.
Your next question may be what officials consider a controlled substance. It is any substance controlled by the federal government. Drugs have been classified in five schedules under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
If you’ve been accused of drug distribution, you will need legal help.
Many factors play into the penalty you may face if you’re convicted of drug distribution in New Hampshire. For example, if you were arrested after selling drugs to an undercover officer, or if you were selling or distributing drugs in an area near a school or another public area.
Prosecutors will take all of the factors involved in your case into consideration. This includes where you were allegedly selling or distributing the drugs, your own criminal record, and the kind of drugs you are accused of distributing. The judge in your case will also consider these factors when determining a penalty if you are convicted.
Of course, your defense lawyer will also be taking all of the facts into consideration. He or she may feel it’s in your best interest to make a deal with the state that would lead to you avoiding a long prison sentence. The deal may be for a lesser sentence, such as probation. And the judge may order you into a rehabilitation program if you are addicted to the illegal drugs.
The best advice is for you to call attorney Michael Anzalone as soon as you are arrested. You should never talk to detectives or investigators without having legal representation. It’s in your best interest to have a highly qualified lawyer fighting for your rights.
You goal should be to avoid a long prison sentence. Your attorney will also advise you to complete any requirements the judge sets and stay out of trouble.
Please fill out our online form for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. We will fight for you.