The New Hampshire 6th Circuit - District Division - Hooksett Court, commonly known as the Hooksett District Court, is located just 15 minutes away from our Concord office. This Court handles misdemeanor and violation cases brought by the following police departments: the Hooksett Police Department, Allenstown Police Department, and Pembroke Police Department.
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).
Felony cases may also start in Hooksett 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 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.
The Hooksett Police prosecute the majority of cases brought in this Court. Hooksett Police Department's prosecutor started prosecuting cases for the State of NH around the same time that Ted Lothstein and Richard Guerriero began defending criminal cases in NH, over 20 years ago. She is a meticulously prepared, highly skilled professional prosecutor. Be prepared!
Our firm has extensive experience handling cases in Hooksett District Court. Ted Lothstein has successfully handled cases of all types in Hooksett District Court, from violations to felonies, dating back to when he began defending NH citizens and visitors in 1994. 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.
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