All About The New Distracted Driving Law NH – Senate Bill 306

New year, new laws. At least that’s the case for us here in New Hampshire. In January 2023 several new laws took effect. Among these laws is Senate Bill 306. The new distracted driving law which seeks to increase penalties for certain driving violations that occur while a person is using a cell phone. This […]

What is a points suspension?

What Is A Points Suspension Hearing? Drivers who accrue too many points over a one, two, or three year period, will receive a notice to appear at the Department of Safety to face a loss of license. At that hearing, a hearings officer, who is a lawyer that works for the Department of Safety, will […]

What does it mean to be a certified habitual offender?

Exactly What is a Certified Habitual Offender? It’s crucial to understand that being designated a “habitual offender” by the DMV does not always mean you’ve committed a crime and haven’t been charged with one. The term “habitual offender” simply means, in plan English, that you have a terrible driving record. The NH Department of Safety […]

Halloween The Worst Night For Drunk Driving

Halloween is just around the corner. And while you’ve probably spent time creating the perfect costume, planning a party, or mapping out where to take the kids for the best candy loot, you probably haven’t thought about protecting yourself and your family from drunk drivers. Read Related: The #1 DUI Question: Should I Blow?  Most […]

How Long is a Loss of License for a New Hampshire DWI?

One of the first things that anyone facing a DWI wonders is, “how long will I lose my license?” New Hampshire is a rural state with very little public transportation. Most people drive to work and risk losing their job without a license. Of course, most people also need to do things like transport children, […]

What you need to know about habitual offender laws

We get many calls from people who have to  appear for a habitual offender certification hearing at the DMV. If you or a loved one is in this situation, take it very seriously. What is a habitual offender? One subject of confusion is what “habitual offender” even means. In some states, habitual offender refers to […]

DMV Decision to Require an Ignition Interlock Device

Patrick Roland pled guilty to DWI. Although he had a prior DWI on his record, the plea bargain changed it to a “first” offense. This is a common plea bargain in DWI cases. From the prosecutor’s perspective it avoids the time and expense in taking the case to trial. The prosecutor also eliminates the risk […]

How many DWI/DUIs do you see?

On August 1st, 2017 the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion reversing and vacating, in part, two convictions for aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) for James Fogg. Mr. Fogg was operating his vehicle in Concord while under the influence of drugs. He crashed into another vehicle causing serious bodily injury to both occupants. The […]

What Happens If I Refuse To Blow, Or If I Blow Over?

One of the most common questions people ask us is, “what happens if I refuse to blow when a police officer who is investigating a possible DWI asks me?” The short answer is, you will likely lose your privilege to drive regardless of the outcome of the DWI charge in Court. Every State has some […]

You Must Know Your License is Suspended to Be Guilty of Driving After Revocation

Arthur Kardonsky was charged with a misdemeanor offense for driving after his motor vehicle registration was suspended, and a violation level offense for driving after his driver’s license was suspended. At the trial, Mr. Kardonsky testified that he had problems getting his mail and did not recall getting notice from DMV that his license was […]

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