Driving or Operating Under the Influence of Drugs or Liquor
DUI, OUI, DWI
NH Drunk Driving Information
If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should retain a lawyer immediately. Delay may cause key evidence to be altered and increases your chance of making mistakes that could make your situation worse. You have a short time limitation to file certain motions that could help your case, or they could be lost forever.
If convicted of drunk driving, penalties can include:
- Jail time
- Long-term loss of license
- Substantial auto insurance cost increase
- Fines and other collateral consequences
Once you have been arrested or charged with a drunk driving offense, do not talk with the police or prosecutor any more than required. Do not file a written statement. You've heard it a million times on TV and in the movies, and it is true, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will be used against you in a court of law.” They are NOT collecting evidence to help you, and hurt their case; they are gathering information to convict you. Be courteous, but do not talk about specifics without your attorney present.
An alcohol or drug-related driving charge can have a serious impact on your life for a long time. If convicted, you could face jail time, loss of driving privileges, and you may have to take a remedial program. Consider the impact of these penalties on your life, your job, and your family.
As your attorney, I can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
Our DWI, OUI, OWI Defense Practice
We represent people who have been charged with or arrested for driving while intoxicated or operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We handle all matters related to a DWI charge, from the administrative proceeding to determine the status of your driver's license to the criminal hearing to determine penalties.
When you hire us to defend you on a DWI charge, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, starting with a review of the traffic stop. We will examine the evidence to determine whether there was probable cause to pull you over and whether you were properly advised of your rights before making any statements to law enforcement officers. We will also review police records and question witnesses to establish whether field sobriety and blood alcohol (breathalyzer) tests were correctly administered.
Because the penalties increase with every DWI offense, it is extremely important to fight even the first offense. If you own a CDL or drive for a living, your livelihood may be at stake.