The New Hampshire 10th Circuit - District Division - Candia Court, commonly known as the Candia District Court, is located less than 30 minutes away from our Concord office. This Court handles misdemeanor and violation cases brought by the following towns: Auburn, Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham, and Raymond. The State Police also bring cases here, typically involving a motor vehicle stop or accident on Route 101 or Route 4.
All local violations and misdemeanors go through this Court, including:
When charged as a Class A misdemeanors, such crimes carry penalties of up to one year in the house of correction and/or a $2,000 fine. Even when the charge is not a Class A Misdemeanor, severe consequences may be imposed such as fines, “no contact” orders, loss of driver’s license, and court ordered treatment or programming (which can be very expensive). Ted Lothstein has handled many hearings and trials in this Court, most of which were presided over by Judge David G. LeFrancois, a very experienced and learned jurist who has been the primary judge for this Court for many years.
Felony cases may also start in Candia District Court when the case begins with an arrest rather than an indictment. This early stage may be critical in a felony case. Bail is set by the court, determining whether the accused remains free or in jail awaiting trial. There is also a “probable cause” hearing at which the prosecution must present at least some of the evidence which supports the charge. The outcome of either of these proceedings may have a significant impact on the accused and how the case proceeds when it later goes to the Rockingham County Superior Court. Finally, and most importantly, when a felony starts in district court, there is sometimes a chance to resolve the case as a misdemeanor in the district court before there is an indictment and the case hits the docket in superior court. Sometimes this is the best chance to avoid a felony conviction.
Our firm has extensive experience handling cases in the Candia District Court, including criminal cases, DUI/DWI cases, drug cases, theft cases. In fact, Ted Lothstein used to appear in this Court when it was located in Auburn and known as the Auburn District Court. When you face a criminal charge in district court it is important to obtain a criminal defense lawyer or DWI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm is ready to assist you and we will respond promptly to inquiries through this site or by calls to our office.
10th Circuit - District Division - Candia
110 Raymond Rd.
Candia, NH 03034
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