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.
For information about misdemeanors, see New Hampshire Misdemeanor Crimes by Class and Sentences.
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.
A Class A felony is punishable by a maximum range of 7