Drug Crime Representation & Defense

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When it comes to drug crimes, NH is different than many other states in New England, especially in regards to the possession and sale of cannabis/marijuana. A drug conviction can result in the loss of a driver’s license, loss of professional licenses, financial aid, scholarships, housing, or even your job. We know the nuances of the law and how to best form your defense. If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, we can help. Bernstein & Mello, PLLC of Nashua, NH have years of experience successfully defending our clients against drug-related crimes, and we can work positively with you and law enforcement to ensure that you are fairly represented.

Many individuals believe they know their rights in regards to search and seizure, especially when it comes to motor vehicle stops. Individuals may believe that a search warrant is needed to search a vehicle, however, probable cause, plain view, consent, a tow inventory may provide everything an officer needs to lawfully search a vehicle and produce evidence for a drug crime arrest.

We offer representation for a variety of drug-related crimes, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Illegal sales and distribution of a controlled substance
  • Driving under the influence of a controlled substance
  • NH Marijuana laws

Drug crimes in NH require the state to prove that you knowingly were in possession of an illegal substance. Because of this, the state relies upon drug paraphernalia including, but not limited to, the possession of cash, scales, baggies, pipes, or other types of paraphernalia to satisfy this requirement. Often, a case can be made for the state’s inability to provide sufficient evidence to prove the possession of a controlled substance.

We have successfully defended cases for possession of:

  • Cannabis/Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs like vicodin, hydrocodone, oxycontin, or klonopin
  • Heroin or fentanyl
  • Cocaine or crack
  • Methamphetamine
  • Others

Often, individuals who are arrested in possession of a controlled substance are struggling, mentally, emotionally, or even physically. We understand that non-violent offenders should be offered additional ways to get assistance and the help that they need, rather than serving time in jail for a poorly made decision. Clients may opt to enter into a drug rehabilitation program, and we are here to help you find diversionary programs to assist individuals with getting the help they need rather than ending up in jail. 

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, and you need assistance defending yourself against drug charges, contact Bernstein & Mello, PLLC today.

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