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Drug charges and prohibited acts under New Hampshire law

Under New Hampshire law, many different acts are prohibited when it comes to certain drugs that are considered to be controlled substances. It is important to know exactly what can and cannot be done, even when someone is already facing charges, so that he or she can make sure that he or she gets a fair trial and, if convicted, a just sentence. Below is a sampling of the unlawful acts that could bring about drug charges.

First of all, the manufacture of these controlled substances is illegal. They are illegal to make even if the intent is not to sell them to a third party.

As far as selling them is concerned, however, it is important to know that both selling and simply having the intent to sell are considered illegal. This is true even if no sale actually took place. Of course, people cannot be charged with selling if they did not, but they could face more than strictly possession charges if the authorities believe that they wanted to sell the drugs when they were discovered. Things like the amount of drugs in a person's possession may be considered to determine exactly what the intent was.

On top of that, making the offer to sell is illegal. For instance, people cannot put an ad in the newspaper or online that they have drugs to sell without potentially facing charges. Once again, it would be possible to face these charges even if nothing ever came of it and a sale was not made.

Remember, no matter what charges have been leveled, everyone has a right to a fair trial.

Source: gencourt.state.nh.us, "Chapter 318-B Controlled Drug Act Section 318-B:2 Acts Prohibited. –" Sep. 15, 2014

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