Possession of Drugs While Driving
In the State of New Hampshire, there is a special crime for driving while in the possession of drugs.
If you are a licensed driver, you need to know the laws and how they may affect you.
For example, did you know that in New Hampshire, there are strict laws dealing with drugs, which are also called “controlled substances?” According to state statutes, if you are found guilty of possessing or otherwise using drugs, you may face multiple charges, including but not limited to marijuana, heroin methamphetamines and many other substances which are illegal to possess, sell and transport.
And, if a police officer stops you while you are driving with any kind of controlled substance you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor and your driver’s license can be revoked for 60 days, or even up to two years if a judge chooses.
This is why you need to immediately seek the advice of a criminal lawyer who is well-versed in drug laws in New Hampshire. After consulting with your attorney, you can decide on a plan of action that will get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
First, you must keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty. Your attorney will listen to the facts and help you develop a defense as your case hits the courts. Prosecutors will be well-prepared and will build a case designed to get the harshest sentence possible.
That’s where Michael Anzalone steps in. Michael and his team at his law firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, will work with you to build a strong defense case. We encourage you to prepare yourself by reading the laws relevant to your case. You can find links to the New Hampshire law regarding driving while in the possession of drugs, below.
As you can see, under the law, alternative sentences are a possibility. This means that instead of having a jail sentence, the defendant can be out on probation as long as he or she complies with the court’s orders _ which could include completing rehabilitation programs, submits to regular drug testing and reports to a corrections officer. In many cases, the defendant would be able to avoid a mark on his or her criminal record.
Drug charges are serious charges and you must get legal help if you have been charged with a drug crime in New Hampshire. A conviction can have a long-lasting effect on your life and well-being. It may be difficult to find a job in the future if you have a criminal past. And this could lead to hardships in finances and building relationships.
Even a simple marijuana conviction can subject you to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Convictions for possession of drugs such as heroin are immediately identified as felonies and can result in long prison sentences and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
These are the reasons you should pick up the phone and call a defense attorney who will fight for your rights. Call Michael Anzalone at 603.548.3797 today.