Derry - 10th Circuit District Court
The New Hampshire 10th Circuit – District Division – Derry Court, commonly known as the Derry District Court, handles misdemeanor and violation cases brought by the following town: Derry, Londonderry, Chester and Sandown. This is a very busy Court, often a packed courtroom, filled mostly with people charged out of Derry.
All local violations and misdemeanors go through this Court, including:
- DWI / DUI
- Simple Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Theft and Shoplifting
- Driving after Suspension and other driving offenses
- Possession of Marijuana and other drug offenses
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).
The Derry Police prosecute the majority of cases brought in this Court, with an attorney prosecutor from the Rockingham County Attorney's Office handling the case from arraignment (first appearance) to trial. The other towns represented in this Court have their own prosecutors. A separate prosecuting attorney works for the State Police and prosecutes some of their cases, including DWI cases, in the Derry District Court. State Police tend to make arrests on Route 93, which runs right through Londonderry and Derry.
Our firm has extensive experience handling cases in Derry District Court, including DUI/DWI cases, drug cases, theft cases, and, before the "felonies first" docket was instituted, serious felony cases that began in that Court and moved on to the Rockingham Superior 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.
Derry District Court Case Victories
Derry District Court – State v. Client – Negotiated Plea reached – DWI, third offense, reduced to simple DWI, and administrative license suspension for test refusal withdrawn. Client avoids a mandatory 7 year total license loss and mandatory 37 days in jail, and instead receives 12 month license loss and a fine. Read More
10th Circuit - District Division - Derry
10 Courthouse Lane
Derry, NH 03038