Being charged with transporting drugs in New Hampshire can result in serious legal consequences and criminal penalties. If you are charged with transporting drugs, you need to know your rights. It’s critically important that you have someone fighting to uphold your constitutional rights. Regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, no criminal case is a slam dunk and you should not just accept a sentence without knowing your defense options. With the criminal defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester NH by your side, you can rest assured that you will be protected and your case will get the time and attention needed to ensure the most favorable outcome possible.
In New Hampshire, transporting drugs can be a misdemeanor charge that can result in a 60 day driver’s license suspension and a fine ranging from $1200 to $2000. Depending on the situation, a license suspension can last for 2 years and you may face jail time of up to 1 year. Jail time, fines, and a loss of a driver’s license can affect all aspects of your life, from family relations to your career. Your reputation may also be negatively impacted by the charge and the consequences of a conviction.
The state prosecutor must prove several elements of the offense in order to pursue a transporting drug case against you. For a misdemeanor conviction, it must be proven that you knew of the drugs presence and knowingly transported the drugs; that you knew it was a controlled substance; and that you had physical custody of the substance or control over it, meaning you knew the location in the vehicle.
A transporting drug case can hinge on many factors, especially the way in which the drugs may have been found. Search and seizure laws are very clear and can be contested. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will examine the facts of the search to determine the constitutionality of the search and seizure. We also investigate the justification of why police pulled you over before a search. Every detail of the incident and how and where drugs may have been found can all play a major role in the outcome of a drug case.
A transporting drug case can be complicated and entail a lengthy investigation. The burden of proof is on the prosecutors. Our firm can effectively analyze the legality of any evidence they may contend to have. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A. our drug defense attorneys understand the importance of refuting and defeating serious charges such as this. We will dedicate the time needed to pursue your best options and devise a defense strategy that can minimize the impact the case has on your life and your record. Never settle for a sentence or conviction based on fear or simply not knowing your rights. Contact us today to hear what our experienced team of attorneys can do to help you put the situation behind you and move forward.