Merrimack County Superior Court

Is your case in the Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, NH? In this Court, grand juries meet on a regular basis, and in secret, to bring indictments (charges) against defendants who are accused of committing felony level offenses anywhere in Merrimack County, a large area of central NH which encompasses the cities of Concord, Bow, Franklin, Hillsboro, Hooksett, New London, and many smaller towns.

Felony cases can either originate with a complaint in district court, with the evidence tested by probable cause hearing, or by direct grand jury indictment. After a grand jury indictment, the defendant is notified to appear for arraignment in the superior court and a jury trial is scheduled. Additionally, defendants convicted of class A misdemeanors in any circuit court within Merrimack County can appeal for a jury trial on the misdemeanor charges in the Merrimack County Superior Court.

Up until 2017, all felonies originated in local district courts, such as the Concord District Court. Under the previous system, bail was set in the district court, and a probable cause hearing was scheduled to determine if the charges were supported by any proof whatsoever. If not, case dismissed.

Most cases here are prosecuted by the Merrimack County Attorney's Office. This is a very professional office staffed by, in our experience, very competent, experienced and seasoned professional prosecutors. Additionally, homicide cases, and certain other types of serious felonies, are prosecuted here by prosecutors from the Attorney General's Office.

On this page, you can see which Judges are assigned to preside in this Court in any given month.

Merrimack County Superior Court Case Victories

Merrimack County Superior Court. Client charged with two felonies: burglary of a commercial building and, while on bail for that charge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Burglary dismissed to allow Client to enter the Merrimack County Adult Diversion Program, felony drug charge reduced to misdemeanor, Client serves 3 weekends in jail. Read More
Merrimack County Superior Court. The State charged Client with first degree assault based on a stabbing that occurred outside a restaurant/bar in Concord. Ted Lothstein argued that Client acted in self-defense, protecting himself from a drunken thug. The jury acquitted Client. Read More

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