Carroll County Superior Court

Is your case in the Carroll County Superior Court in Ossipee, NH?

The Carroll County Superior Court handles felony cases and related misdemeanor charges, for cases originating in that County, which includes the following towns:

  • Albany
  • Bartlett
  • Brookfield
  • Chatham
  • Conway
  • Eaton
  • Effingham
  • Freedom
  • Hale's Location
  • Hart's Location'
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Moultonborough
  • Ossipee
  • Sandwich
  • Tamworth
  • Tuftonboro
  • Wakefield
  • Wolfeboro

In July, 2016, the so-called "Felonies First" law began to apply in Carroll County Superior Court. Under this law, felonies are prosecuted in Superior Court in the first instance, rather than going through a local court first. This deprives many defendants of their right to a 'probable cause hearing' early in the proceedings to determine whether the prosecution has any merit whatsoever.

Fortunately for the justice system, we repealed felonies first in 2023, and once again, felony cases will originate in the local district courts where defendants will have the right to a probable cause hearing to test the merits, or lack of merit, of the prosecution.