Richard E. Samdperil

Richard E. Samdperil

Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • New Hampshire
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Richard Samdperil has been a New Hampshire trial and appellate lawyer for over 20 years. During that time, he has: - Tried more than 100 cases before judges or juries - Won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire - Argued and/or briefed more than 50 cases at the NH Supreme Court The lawyers at Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC regularly appear in all courts in Rockingham and Strafford counties, and maintain a state-wide criminal practice. For a detailed biography, please visit our website:

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Juvenile Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free initial telephone consultation; $100 office consultation, to be applied toward fees if retained.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
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1st Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
UNH School of Law
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
Externships with USDOJ NE Bank Fraud Task Force; US District Court (NJ)
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Lake Forest College
B.A. | Political Science (ISM)
Honors: 1990 Commencement Speaker; 1990 Honors Graduate; 1987 Jacob Wardwell Edwards Prize for Outstanding Leadership
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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.
National Criminal Defense College
Professional Associations
Rockingham County Bar Association
member (past president)
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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New Hampshire Bar Association
- Current
Activities: past member of NHBA's Professionalism Committee
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Articles & Publications
A Practical Guide to Evidence in New Hampshire (Contributing Author)
MCLE New England
Practice Guide (Contributor)
New Hampshire Public Defender
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
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.
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Contact & Map
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC (Main Office)
100 High Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone: (603) 775-7570
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC (Conference Office)
24 Newmarket Road
Durham, NH 03824
Telephone: (603) 775-7570
Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC (Conference Office)
155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Telephone: (603) 436-4901
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