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what is a points suspension

What is a points suspension?

August 25, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

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 determine how much of a...

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what does it mean to be a habitual offender

What does it mean to be a certified habitual offender?

March 30, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

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 has compiled a list of...

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What you need to know about habitual offender laws

October 1, 2018 by 8 Comments

We get many calls from people who have toΒ  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 a career criminal, allowing or...

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How many DWI/DUIs do you see?

August 2, 2017 by Leave your thoughts

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 State elected to charge him...

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

October 14, 2016 by

One of the most common questions people ask us is, β€œwhat 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 version of an implied consent...

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

June 15, 2016 by

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 suspended. The Judge found this...

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Bluetooth only cell phone use in NH as of July 1!

June 26, 2015 by

As of July 1, 2015 it shall be a violation to use a cell phone while driving unless it is Bluetooth enabled, or a hands-free device that is integrated into the vehicle. RSA 265:79-c provides very few exceptions to this prohibition: (1) if the person is behind the wheel and the vehicle is pulled to the side of, or off...

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