If you have been arrested for drunk driving in New Hampshire, you must act quickly to protect your driver's license. There are deadlines for requesting the license hearing.

At Green & Utter, P.A., we will explain what you are facing and we will represent you in court for the criminal case and also at the administrative license hearing at the DMV. You have 30 days from your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV. Missing this deadline may cause you to lose your opportunity to challenge the administrative suspension. Please speak with us today to ensure that your rights are protected.

DWI Is A Misdemeanor, Not Just A Traffic Ticket, And Has Serious Consequences

First-time offenders are often surprised to learn how harsh the consequences of DUI/DWI are. Depending upon the details of the case, the penalties for conviction of a first DUI/DWI offense may include:

  • Court-issued license suspension of nine months to two years
  • Additional minimum six-month administrative suspension
  • Fine of $500, plus penalty assessment
  • Completion of an Impaired Driver Care Management Program; you may be required to complete a full substance abuse evaluation, depending on evaluation results. The fees for this can be significant.

In addition to these penalties, you will have a class B misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record. You will have to purchase more expensive auto insurance and in some cases, may have to install an ignition interlock device.

Working with an experienced lawyer is the best way to protect your rights. We know how to investigate the case and examine the evidence for admissibility. We will review the arrest report and the conditions and results of field sobriety and breath tests. If your constitutional rights were violated, we can argue for the suppression of the evidence.

Call Our Manchester Office

To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call 603-413-4983. You may also contact us online.