Drug Possession for Sale
An arrest on charges of drug possession with the intent to sell can wreck your life.
If you have been arrested on this or any drug-related charge, you should all criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone.
You should never try to walk this road alone. You need the kind of specialized legal help that The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire offers.
The laws are very clear in New Hampshire and police officers are constantly looking for people they suspect of selling drugs _ especially with the recent rise in illegal prescription drug and opioid use.
After an arrest on drug charges, Anzalone urges you not to speak with detectives or investigators about your case until you are represented by a lawyer. Just like in the movies, anything you say can be used against you when you case hits the judicial system.
You’ll want to make sure you are providing only the details that you are required to provide. Everything else should be on the advice of your lawyer.
Judges also take a hard line on drug crimes in New Hampshire. So, be prepared.
The penalties can be harsh, depending on what you are accused of doing.
As an example, a first-time arrest for selling less than 1 ounce of drugs is a felony punishable by up to three years in jail. There’s also a fine of up to $25,000 that a judge can order.
The penalties increase with the amount of drugs you are accused of selling. If you are found with between 1 ounce and 5 pounds, you will face up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
Anyone accused of trying to sell more than 5 pounds of drugs, could get a 20-year prison sentence on a first offense with a fine of up to $300,000.
You can also be fined for trying to sell drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.
Again, Michael Anzalone warns you that these are incredibly serious charges, not to be taken lightly. His goal, as your criminal defense attorney, is to get you off the hook with the lightest possible sentence. He also wants to make sure you get back on your feet quickly and try to avoid the criminal lifestyle.
If he feels the case against you isn’t that strong, you could perhaps accept a plea deal with the state for a suspended _ or lesser _ sentence. This might include probation, fines and perhaps even a stint at a rehab center. But it’s a way to start getting your life back on the right track.
Drug charges are no laughing matter. And in New Hampshire, the court system is cracking down on people accused of selling drugs.
Michael Anzalone urges you to read up on the state’s Controlled Drug Act to see for yourself how serious and life changing these charges can be for you and your family.
The best thing you can do is call Michael Anzalone today for a free consultation.