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Alleged erratic driving leads to arrest on drug charges

New Hampshire residents who face criminal charges may be aware of the potentially severe consequences convictions will bring. Facing drug charges can be particularly stressful. Even if there is no conviction, the accused person and his or her family may be adversely affected. Fortunately, with the appropriate legal support, drug treatment, diversions and other sentencing alternatives may be pursued.

A 21-year-old Merrimack man is facing drug charges after his recent arrest. The local police reported that an officer noticed a vehicle traveling in an erratic way at about 6:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday. The officer executed a traffic stop, and while he talked with the driver, he claims to have noticed items in the car that raised his suspicion of drug possession and/or activity.

Details about the subsequent search are unavailable, but the driver was arrested at the scene. He has a court hearing that is scheduled for a date in January when he will answer to two marijuana charges. He is free on personal recognizance bail.

This young driver will likely consider his options with relation to the defense against the drug charges he has to face. He has the right to assistance from an experienced New Hampshire criminal defense attorney to advocate for him during the legal proceedings that will follow. After assessing the charges filed against the defendant, and the procedures used by law enforcement, the lawyer can explain the available strategies that can be pursued to achieve the best results under the circumstances. With the guidance and support of a seasoned attorney, jail time may be avoided, and the blot on the record of the defendant may be limited or avoided entirely.

Source: Merrimack, NH Patch, "Traffic Stop After Vehicle Operating Erratically Leads to Drug Charges", Tony Schinella, Nov. 23, 2016

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