DUI Laws New Hampshire
The State of New Hampshire has strict laws for drunk driving, and when you drink and drive in New Hampshire, you risk losing your license, freedom, finances and your future.
Bartis Law Office offers Representation for DWI/DUI defense throughout New Hampshire. Bartis Law Office understands that a DUI can strike you when you least expect it and can dramatically change your life in an instant. Call Bartis Law today for a Free Consultation and we will work diligently to build a strong defense and work to save your license and dignity. We know how much your license is worth to you.
- How Exactly Is DUI Defined In The State Of New Hampshire?
- What Happens If I’ve Refused Both The Roadside Breath Test And The Breathalyzer At The Police Station?
- What Happens At The License Hearing And How Long Do I Have To Request This Hearing?
- Are Most DWI Or DUI Cases Settled With Plea Deals? Is This The Best Option For Everyone?
- What Sets You And Your Firm Apart In Handling DWI Cases In New Hampshire?
NH Field Sobriety Test
Being pulled over and asked to perform a NH Field Sobriety Test is probably not something you have ever experienced. You may be nervous and make a mistake or not understand what the officer is telling you. It is not hard to fail a field sobriety test when a total stranger is asking you to perform a series of acrobatic tests and hand eye movements. These types of tests are often failed by people totally sober. You Do NOT Have To Take This Test. These tests can be used against you. If you did take the test, we can still help. We will investigate all aspects of the arrest to uncover mistakes by the officer and challenge the reason for the stop.
New Hampshire does have a lower BAC limits for drivers of commercial vehicles and drivers under the age of 21. In addition to alcohol impairment, the New Hampshire DUI laws also include driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine and other drugs including prescription medications.
It is possible to be arrested for a DUI without reaching the .08 limit if the law enforcement officer believes that you are too intoxicated or perceived to be operating under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
What If I Refuse The Breathalyzer In New Hampshire?
New Hampshire has an implied consent law. This means that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test, you will be subject to an automatic license suspension through the department of motor vehicles, separate from any penalty imposed by the court system. This suspension can be challenged and you should consult Bartis Law to discuss your options and rights.
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