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Criminal Law Penalities in New Hampshire

If you get convicted for a criminal law issue, there are varying penalties based on the crime committed. Below is a summary by type of criminal conviction.



Criminal Violation

No possibility of jail time

Class B Misdemeanor

No possibility of being sentenced to jail, but you could receive a fine up to $1,200, all of which may be suspended.

Class A Misdemeanor

There is possibility of no more than 1 year of jail time and up to $2,000, all of which may be suspended.

Class A or B Felony

The penalty for a felony conviction may include a state prison sentence from one year and a day up to a sentence of death and/or fine of up to $4,000 or more, depending upon the offense.

A category of special felonies is provided for in the Controlled Drug Act under which the penalty may be a state prison sentence of to life and/or a fine up to $500,000.

DWI / DUI Second Offense

This constitutes a Class A Misdemeanor and subjects a person to a mandatory jail sentence, fine and loss of license.

It is always best to speak with a lawyer as soon as you believe you have a criminal law issue. If you believe you have a criminal law issue that you need assistance with, contact us by calling 603-332-3535 or filling out the contact form on the left side of this web page.

This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as legal advice or a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.

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