New Hampshire Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences

In New Hampshire, felonies are serious crimes that are punishable by more than one year in prison. New Hampshire law categorizes felonies into two classes: Class A felonies and Class B felonies. Class A felonies are more serious crimes than B felonies.

  • Class A felonies  include murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, sex crimes, and drug crimes.  
  • Class B felonies  in New Hampshire include computer fraud, possession of small amounts of illegal substances, driving while intoxicated (fourth or subsequent offense), and theft of property valued at more than $500 but less than $1,000.

For information about misdemeanors, see New Hampshire Misdemeanor Crimes by Class and Sentences.

Possible Punishment for Felony Crimes

The New Hampshire statutes provide a maximum prison sentence and optional fine for each class of felony. A defendant can be sentenced to a prison term between one year and that maximum. In some circumstances, such as when the defendant has previous convictions for a similar crime, the court can add additional prison time, above the maximum sentence. New Hampshire law also designates a minimum sentence for some felonies which the court must impose without discretion.

Class A felony

A Class A felony is punishable by a maximum range of 7

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