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  • 12 Jul. 2013

    In New Hampshire, Zero Tolerance is not Set at Zero

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon P.A.

    If you are under the age of 21, and are arrested for an underage DWI charge, you may be able to avoid conviction if you can prove that you weren't over the BAC limit for the state. Many states accepted the blanket federal law which says that drivers under the age of 21 cannot have a BAC of even 0.01%. The federal zero-tolerance policy says that if even a small drop of alcohol is detected in an ...
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  • 12 Jul. 2013

    Your First New Hampshire DWI

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon P.A.

    Maybe this is your first DWI ever, and you are currently looking for an attorney who can represent you in your case. If you have never been arrested for this crime before then you are probably nervous apprehensive, and frustrated about your charges. Thankfully, with the right New Hampshire DWI attorney on your side, you may be able to navigate through your case and end up without any charges or ...
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  • 12 Jul. 2013

    What's In the Habitual Offender Statute?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    The state of New Hampshire has a habitual offender statute specifically for driving offenses such as DWIs. The statute is found in RSA § 259:39. If you are classified as a habitual DWI offender and you are caught operating a motor vehicle, then you will be sentenced to required jail time. Classification as a habitual offender will also result in lengthy license suspension periods. In New ...
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  • 8 Jul. 2013

    Demerit Points and Your New Hampshire License

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    If you were cited for a traffic offense, you'll likely be facing the possibility of demerit points against your New Hampshire driver's license. The demerit point system in our state assigns different numbers of points to different types of traffic offenses. 12 points against your license can result in a three month suspension of your driving privileges. While some traffic offenses such as ...
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