So you are saying there could be huge negative consequences for him as a result of these charges, but you are wondering whether he needs a lawyer. Absolutely. If he had appendicitis, he would need a doctor. For a criminal case, he needs a lawyer.
My office regularly deals with criminal defense cases. We are located in Concord. I would be happy to offer a free 30 minute consultation. 603-223-6613.
As for hiring a lawyer, I echo what the other attorneys said. If if the consequences of a criminal conviction are severe, because your son needs financial aid, then hiring an attorney will give you the best chance at avoiding those consequences. Obviously nothing is guaranteed, and the outcome partly depends on the facts of this case, but generally an attorney will know how to negotiate a plea to avoid a conviction.
All the best,
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Your son needs a lawyer for a number of reasons, the most concerning of which is that "mushrooms" were seized... if the results of analysis by the NH Forensic Laboratory come back positive for the controlled drug psylocybin, this could result in indictment by the Merrimack County Grand Jury for a felony charge. This is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice pertaining to this specific case.
My office is in Concord, I have 17 years criminal defense experience and 90percent of my caseload are criminal cases. I offer a 30 minute free consultation.
Ted Lothstein 603-513-1919