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Richard E. Samdperil

About Richard Samdperil

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Richard Samdperil has been practicing criminal defense in New Hampshire since 1995. 


Attorney Samdperil estimates that he has tried well over 100 cases before a judge or jury, and has won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire. 


Over the past 15 years, he has handled a number of high profile cases, including murders and sexual assaults.  Felony, misdemeanor and DWI cases account for close to 90% of his current cases.  Students and other persons under age 21 charged with alcohol and drug offenses comprise a significant portion of his clients.


In addition to being a trial lawyer, Richard Samdperil maintains an active appellate practice.  To date, he has litigated over 50 cases before the State's highest court, and has won new trials for convicted defendants.


Attorney Samdperil has also authored materials and taught defense lawyers on topics including New Hampshire constitutional law, law and forensic sciences, and the elements and defenses of common crimes.

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