DWI Lawyers in Dover
Aggressively Defending Dover Residents Against DWI Charges
Have you been charged for drunk or impaired driving? The defense team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can mount a strong defense for you, protecting your rights and your future.
With seasoned defense lawyers and former prosecutors on our team, we have what it takes to minimize the impact of conviction—in some cases, we are able to get charges dropped completely. We know the common tactics state prosecutors tend to rely on, as well as their variations. Our approach to defense is, therefore, both proactive and adaptable.
Should you decide to work with us, we will aggressively defend you against charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI), as we have for countless Northern New England residents in the past 40 years. Just take a look at our most notable results in DWI cases.
Contact our Dover DWI lawyers online for your free, confidential consultation—no strings attached.
What Is a DWI vs. DUI?
Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence (DUI) are simply two different ways to describe the same offense: drunk and impaired driving. Another common synonym is operating under the influence (OUI).
In Dover and the rest of the state, the official charge tends to be noted down as a DWI.
DWI Penalties in New Hampshire
Whatever you call a DWI charge, facing one is no laughing matter. If convicted, you may be stuck with expensive fines, jail time, probation, and/or license suspension. The exact penalty will depend on whether you have been previously convicted of a DWI.
For instance, conviction of a first offense will typically result in a suspension of your license for up to 9 months. If convicted of a second offense, your penalty may jump up to a 3-year license suspension. Worse, a third conviction could result in the permanent revocation of your driver’s license.
There are numerous ways to minimize these penalties, even if convicted. In regards to license suspension, it is sometimes possible to get your license back earlier through the completion of the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP). Agreeing to have a breathalyzer installed in your vehicle, known as an ignition interlock device (IID), is another common option.
Act Fast to Save Your License
Being charged with a DWI can feel like being hit by a flurry of blows. Fortunately, our attorneys are skilled in helping clients dodge these blows and, should any land, minimize their impact.
With 40 years of experience, our DWI defense attorneys will help you confidently navigate both the administrative process and the criminal case. If needed, we can also tackle any issues that arise afterward. We truly care about getting you the best results possible—and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start to work with your best interests at heart.
Call (603) 871-4144 to learn more about how our Dover DWI attorneys can help.