Richard E. Samdperil
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
About Richard E. SamdperilCriminal defense attorney in New Hampshire for over 15 years.
Over 150 trials before judges and juries, and has won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire.
Argued and/or briefed more than 50 cases at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and has won new trials for convicted defendants.
Represents adults and juveniles, with a significant percentage of the practice devoted to clients under the age of 21.
State-wide criminal practice, with his principal clients in Rockingham and Strafford counties.
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.
Has represented clients in a number of high profile cases, including persons charged with murder and sexual assault.
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Insurance Claims
- Juvenile Law
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Personal Injury
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Visa, Mastercard
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Free initial telephone consultation; $75 office consultation, to be applied toward fees if retained.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Adjunct Faculty Member, Saint Anselm College|
|Instructor in Criminal Law|
|Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney, Asst. Appellate Defender, New Hampshire Public Defender|
|Northeastern University School of Law||J.D.||Law|
|Details: Externships with USDOJ NE Bank Fraud Task Force; US District Court (NJ)|
|Lake Forest College||B.A.||Political Science (ISM)|
|Honors: 1990 Commencement Speaker; 1990 Honors Graduate; 1987 Jacob Wardwell Edwards Prize for Outstanding Leadership|
|Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, [Private Program]|
|Successfully completed the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved course in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, the same course used to train police officers in administering roadside sobriety tests, such as the HGN Test (commonly referred to as the "pen test"), Walk-and-Turn Test, and One-Leg-Stand Test.|
|Graduate, National Criminal Defense College|
|President, Rockingham County Bar Association|
|member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|member, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, New Hampshire Bar Association|
|Activities: past member of NHBA's Professionalism Committee|
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Q. What is the punishment for criminal mischief in New Hampshire?
A: Under New Hampshire law, Criminal mischief is a class A misdemeanor if the actor purposely causes or attempts to cause pecuniary loss in excess of $100 and not more than $1,500. Criminal Mischief can also be a felony offense in any of the following situations: the person charged purposely causes or attempts to cause: (a) a loss in excess of $1,500; or (b) a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas, or power, or other public service; or (c) discharge of a firearm at an occupied structure; or (d) damage to private or public property, real or personal, when the actor knows that the property has historical, cultural, or sentimental value that cannot be restored by repair or replacement. If you have been charged with this crime, you should talk to a lawyer to determine what punishment applies in your specific case.
Articles & Publications
A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire (Contributing Author)
MCLE New England
Practice Guide (Contributor)
New Hampshire Public Defender