First Offense DUI in New Hampshire
A DUI charge can have a serious impact on many aspects of your life. If you are facing a first offense DUI charge in New Hampshire, it is important to be aware of the legal consequences you may be facing. It is also important to secure legal representation that can minimize those consequences. Annutto Law Office has the experience and dedication needed to help you get a successful resolution for your first offense DUI case.
What is the Legal Limit?
The legal limit for blood alcohol content in New Hampshire is .08% for a person 21 years of age and older. If under 21, a BAC of .02% can lead to a DUI. An alcohol level of more than .04% can lead to a DUI if you are driving a commercial vehicle.
First Offense DUI penalties
The penalties for a first offense DUI in New Hampshire can result in fines starting at $500 and 10 days jail time. If convicted, you can lose your driver’s license for 9 to 18 months. Losing a driver’s license can affect your job and family responsibilities. You may also have to complete a substance abuse screening assessment. If the screening determines there is a substance abuse issue, there will be a plan devised as part of the DUI punishment. Before a driver’s license will be returned, you will have to complete an impaired driver intervention program. You will also have to carry SR-22 insurance. The cost of any programs will be out of pocket and you will see an increase in car insurance if you have any. Also, a first offense will lead to a criminal record which can have on-going consequences in all areas of life. For some, a first offense DUI may mean potentially losing a job or losing the ability to move forward in a given field.
We Will Work to Save Your License
There is too much at stake to simply accept the consequences of a first offense DUI. Any DUI may be frightening and the consequences can be far-reaching. Your reputation may be on the line and your finances can take a severe hit. Our firm understands the impact of a DUI and can give your case the personal attention and time needed to ensure the best outcome. We will investigate the facts, review evidence, call witnesses, and negotiate the best deal we can. Our DUI attorneys can devise the best strategy based on your needs and work with the local authorities to help you move forward with as little disruption as possible. Let us handle your first offense DUI and negotiate a resolution that works with your best interest in mind.