Serious crimes come in a variety of types, and each requires expertise and care. In NH, serious crimes are considered felonies. With the exception of murder, each crime is split into Class A and Class B when committed by an individual. Each class comes with different levels of penalties.
Potential Ramifications of Class A Felony Conviction
Class A felonies are punishable by a maximum of 7 1/2 to 15 years in New Hampshire state prison, and Class B felonies are punishable by 3 1/2 to 7 years in New Hampshire state prison. There are no minimum mandatory penalties for a Class A or Class B felony.
There are also unclassified felonies which have different periods of incarceration depending on the type of crime. For the most part, these are drug felonies. Additionally, certain sexual assault felonies against children are special families punishable by 10 to 30 years in New Hampshire state prison.
Class A felony convictions can also have long-term ramifications, even after jail time, probation, fines, and other penalties are paid. Being a convicted felon can reduce your job and housing opportunities, require you to report to special units (especially for sex crimes), place you on radars in local neighborhoods, and more.
Each of the following crimes can fall under the umbrella of serious crimes:
- Sex Crimes
- Indecent exposure
- Child Pornography
- Prohibited use of a computer—Sexual Solicitation
- Computer Crimes
- Weapons-Firearms offenses
What Happens When You’re Accused of a Serious Crime
Felonies are the highest level of offense and a serious criminal issue. Serious criminal matters are handled exclusively by the Superior Court. Having an attorney with the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the convoluted twists and turns of your defense is important. Criminal law attorneys like Bernstein & Mello PLLC, with years of experience defending those accused of serious crimes, can help you with the fair representation you need and deserve.
If you’ve been accused of a serious crime, you need good representation, and you need it fast. It’s important to reach out to us as soon as possible once you are suspected of or arrested for a serious crime. As experienced lawyers, we can walk you through the process and advise you on your best move.
We’re only here to help, not to judge. Bernstein & Mello, PLLC have extensive experience with serious crimes. Don’t just take our word for it — our proven history of successfully defending against serious crime accusations speaks for itself. We can help build and argue for your best and reasonable defense. Contact us today to get started.
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