Manchester, NH Misdemeanor Lawyer
Fight Your Charge with George T. Campbell, Attorney at Law
If you've been charged with a misdemeanor offense, you may be tempted to write it off as “no big deal.” However, even a misdemeanor charge has the potential to mar your record and substantially disrupt your life. Whether you are facing a theft or drug charge, you can turn to my firm, George T. Campbell, Attorney at Law, and be confident that your legal counsel is ready to treat your case with the seriousness it deserves.
With more than two decades of trial experience, I know what it takes to protect my clients both in and outside the courtroom. Even in misdemeanor cases, I prepare every case for possible litigation and exhaustively pursue every avenue toward a dismissal or reduction on my clients' behalf.
To tell our Manchester, NH defense Attorney about the particulars surrounding your misdemeanor case. We invite you to call our office at (603) 787-5364 today. Fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.
Class A Misdemeanors in NH
There are two types of misdemeanor offenses in New Hampshire, Class A and Class B misdemeanors. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
Examples of Class A misdemeanors include the following:
- Criminal mischief: Sometimes known as malicious mischief, this refers to damaging someone else’s property either through vandalism, graffiti, defacement, tampering, or other method. Since damage can range from minor to severe, consequences also range.
- Stalking: Stalking is more than just following someone, and can include monitoring a person’s computer and social networking activity, sending unwanted letters and gifts, secretly placing a GPS device on someone’s vehicle, and more. A misdemeanor charge of stalking can also be referred to as harassment.
- Possession of a small amount of drugs: Generally, the amount and type of drugs you are in possession of will determine whether this offense is a misdemeanor or a felony. Another factor is whether this is your first offense or not. Lastly, if you were charged with possession because drugs were present in a common area as opposed to on your person.
- Simple assault: Unwanted physical contact that results in bodily injury. This ranges from hitting, slapping, and throwing objects to pushing, poking, touching, and spitting. These actions can be committed purposely, knowingly, or recklessly—and the penalty if you are convicted will generally depend of the severity of the conduct.
- Resisting arrest: Running from an officer, physical force or struggle, and threats are all considered resisting arrest. However, because being arrested is a confusing and troubling experience, often, simply trying to understand why you are being arrested might be viewed as resisting arrest. Attorney Campbell and his team will take the time to listen to your side of the story and explore your options.
Class B Misdemeanors in NH
In NH, a Class B misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine up to $1,200. A Class B offender cannot be sent to jail for their offense, however, a Class B misdemeanor can result in the loss of your driver’s license.
Examples of Class B misdemeanors in NH include the following:
- DUI charges (first offense): Attorney George Campbell has earned the distinction of one of the Best DUI Lawyers in Manchester. He will help you explore your options and will fight for a reduction of your charges or even a possible dismissal.
- Any non-violent misdemeanor offense: Attorney Campbell will work hard to develop a defense to try and reduce non-violent misdemeanor offenses to Class B misdemeanors, which will reduce fines and potentially remove jail time.
Some charges, such as prostitution or disorderly conduct, can be charged as either a Class A misdemeanor or Class B misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances surrounding your charge. I can help you explore the best option in your situation, whether that would be a case dismissal, reduced sentence, or not guilty plea.
Get a proven, dedicated Manchester, NH misdemeanor attorney in your corner at this critical time. To schedule a consultation with me, contact my office today.