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  • 5 Sep. 2018

    DWI Case in NH - A Move From Breath to Blood

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    In drunk driving and impaired driving cases, police in New Hampshire are authorized to request that a suspect submit to breath, blood or urine test following an arrest. The suspect may submit to the test or refuse to do so, suffering potential administrative consequences either way. In cases where a suspect submits to the requested test, s/he does not have the choice regarding which of these tests ...
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  • 25 May. 2017

    Spring Fever in Northern New England

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By: James D. Rosenberg There is nothing like Spring fever in Northern New England! The snow melts, the sun returns and friends, neighbors and families gather again, raising a glass to celebrate, whether it be a Memorial Day barbecue or high school and college graduation parties. With the change of seasons, the criminal defense team at Shaheen & Gordon wished to remind our friends and clients ...
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  • 22 Nov. 2016

    Road Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    For those traveling by car, the same rules apply in terms of packing light and traveling at off-peak times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), heavy traffic over Thanksgiving weekend results in an increased risk of being involved in serious and potentially deadly car accidents. Make the safety of you and your loved ones a priority by following these ...
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  • 29 Jun. 2016

    Don't Drink & Drive This Independence Day Weekend

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    The long Fourth of July weekend is nearly here, and people throughout the state of New Hampshire are gearing up for a weekend filled with food, drinks, and fun. No matter what your festivities will include this year, this message bears repeating: drinking and driving don’t mix! If your Independence Day plans include alcohol, make sure you don’t get behind the wheel of a car, truck, ...
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  • 11 Nov. 2015

    New Hampshire's New Restricted Operator's License Following DWI Convictions

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By: Jim Rosenberg NH RSA 263:57-b - Issues to Anticipate after Jan. 1, 2016 Effective on January 1, 2016, the State of New Hampshire will, for the first time, allow for a limited driving privilege for those convicted of a first offense under RSA 265-A:2, I, which is New Hampshire’s DWI/DUI law. Our DWI/DUI attorneys have taken steps to review the new law, investigate how the Department of ...
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  • 15 Oct. 2015

    How to Avoid a Halloween DWI

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Fun-sized candy bars are one thing, but overdoing it on alcohol can turn Halloween fun into a nightmare. Since Halloween is on a Friday this year, many people are gearing up for late-night parties without having to go to work in the morning. In the midst of the festivities, remember to stay safe not only for your own sake, but for the safety of others as well. You will be doing yourself a favor by ...
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  • 26 Aug. 2014

    DWI & Criminal Lawyer James Rosenberg Receives First Best Lawyers® Recognition

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Attorney James "Jim" D. Rosenberg, our criminal and DWI lawyer representing clients in Manchester, Dover, and Concord, was recently nominated by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 list of The Best Lawyers in America©. Shaheen & Gordon is proud to announce that one of our criminal and DWI defense lawyers received his first nomination for The Best Lawyers in America©. Jim ...
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  • 19 Mar. 2014

    New Hampshire's Drugged Driving Laws

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    New Hampshire's drunk and drugged driving laws can be found in Chapter 265-A of the New Hampshire Statutes, titled "Alcohol or Drug Impairment." Specifically, § 265-A:18 lists the penalties for intoxication or under the influence of drug offenses. The statutes state that it is illegal to drive in the state of New Hampshire if you are under the influence of a: Controlled drug ...
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  • 5 Aug. 2013

    Is It Always Illegal to Refuse a Breath Test?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    New Hampshire law enforcement uses chemical tests to determine blood alcohol concentration after DWI and related types of traffic arrests. One method of chemical testing is breath testing, which measures the level of ethanol on a person's breath and translates this into an estimated percentage of blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Anyone who tests at.08 percent or higher can be charged with ...
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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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  • 19 Jun. 2013

    I Was Arrested for DWI While Visiting New Hampshire

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    What can you do if you were arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) while visiting New Hampshire. If you are arrested for DWI in this state, then your case will be handled in the jurisdiction of your arrest. This can pose a problem for you, as you likely have a life to carry on with in another state. In many cases, Shaheen & Gordon's NH DWI attorneys are able to handle cases for ...
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  • 14 Jun. 2013

    Can I Appeal My DWI Conviction?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    Most of the time, clients come to us asking for our help defending them against a DWI conviction. In other scenarios, clients need our help even after they have been issued a conviction. Because DWIs are criminal cases, the criminal conviction can be appealed under certain circumstances. DWIs are also administrative matters, which affect your right to drive. If you attend an administrative hearing ...
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  • 6 Jun. 2013

    How to Restore Your Driver's License

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    After a DWI suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, you will have to provide a proof of completion of a substance abuse program if you want to get your license reinstated. The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a list of approved alcohol intervention and education programs. There are ten agencies in the state that provide these types of education ...
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  • 28 May. 2013

    What Makes a DWI Aggravated?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    In New Hampshire, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is not always charged as a misdemeanor. There are some circumstances that could qualify as aggravated DWI. So what exactly makes a DWI aggravated? According to the New Hampshire Statutes § 265-A3, there are four major scenarios that could qualify a person for aggravated DWI charges. First of all, DWI while also driving over 30mph over the ...
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  • 23 May. 2013

    Arrested for DWI? You Need to Request a DMV Hearing!

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    If you have recently been arrested for driving while intoxicated in New Hampshire, there are some important things that you should know. A DWI is administrative as well as criminal. Because there are two aspects to your case, there are also two distinct hearings: the criminal case and the administrative case. The administrative case is the DMV hearing, and this hearing will evaluate whether or not ...
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  • 9 Apr. 2013

    Who Is Considered a Habitual DWI Offender?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon

    New Hampshire is one of the strictest states when it comes to repeat DWI offenders. In fact, New Hampshire license suspensions are among the most severe in the nation, even implementing mandatory jail time. Because the consequences of being labeled a "habitual offender" are severe, it is incredibly important that your attorney understands the statutes. Shaheen & Gordon's New ...
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  • 29 Oct. 2010

    DWI Trial Victory - Plymouth District Court

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Attorney Jim Rosenberg secured the dismissal of DWI charges during trial in Plymouth District Court. The victory was important for criminal defense attorneys in New Hampshire because Attorney Rosenberg challenged the constitutionality and admissibility of breath test evidence generated by a hand held Preliminary Breath Test. The trial court sided with Attorney Rosenberg, suppressed the breath test ...
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