Arrested for DWI in New Hampshire?
Establishing Cause for a Drunk Driving Arrest
Most DWI investigations begin even before a motor vehicle stop as officers
are trained to observe clues for driver impairment while a vehicle is
in motion. This can include weaving, failure to adhere to traffic signals
and signs and crossing the fog line or yellow line, among several others.
Typically, a motor vehicle stop occurs based on an allegation that the
driver has committed a motor vehicle offense. During police interactions
with a suspect, they continue to make observations of clues consistent
with impairment, including odor of alcohol, glassy and bloodshot eyes
and slow, slurred or deliberate speech. Based on suspicion for driver
impairment, officers typically request that a driver perform Field Sobriety
Tests (FSTs) and, possibly a
Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) on the roadside. Throughout this process, investigating officers collect
clues for driver impairment and rely on those clues to establish probable
cause to make an arrest. Understanding the probable cause standard is
critical when defending DWI cases.
Legal Assistance from New Hampshire DWI Attorneys
If an investigating officer believes that you have failed the
field sobriety tests or a Preliminary Breath Test, he or she may place you under arrest for
driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI).
You have constitutional rights when you are arrested for DWI and a
New Hampshire DWI lawyer from our firm can inform you of your rights. We assist our clients through
license suspension process and court proceedings, strive to avoid DWI convictions and minimize the
impact of a license loss for our clients.
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our New Hampshire DWI lawyers can provide
you with the guidance that you deserve to navigate the complicated laws
and regulations that apply to DWI cases.
We meet with our DWI clients, size up their personal and professional circumstances,
inform them of the exposure that they face to license losses, fines and,
in some cases, jail. We work with our clients to identify their goals
in defending impaired driving cases and fashion a strategy to reach those
goals. We identify factual, legal and constitutional issues, determine
if further investigation is necessary and prepare a defense, advising
you of the risks and rewards of taking a case to trial. When convictions
occur, we can help you
appeal your DUI and assist you through the process to
restore your driving privileges. For aggressive legal assistance, contact our firm at your earliest convenience!