Aggravated DWI in NH is a serious criminal and motor vehicle offense. Aggravated DWI (also sometimes referred to as aggravated DUI) is a heightened criminal charge beyond mere DWI or DUI. If the State can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the basic elements of DWI, along with at least one additional “aggravating” factor, you may be charged with aggravated DWI. Aggravating factors include:
Most often, individuals charged with aggravated DWI in NH have submitted to a blood or breath test which revealed an alcohol concentration of.16 or greater – that is, a level double NH’s legal limit of impairment of.08. The NH DWI Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have more than 20 years of experience helping individuals charged with Aggravated DWI. Contact us today to discuss your criminal charge.Penalties for an Aggravated DWI in New Hampshrie
If you are convicted of aggravated DWI, you face severe criminal penalties, including incarceration. If convicted of a class A misdemeanor for aggravated DWI, penalties include, among other things:
Also, if convicted of aggravated DWI because you were transporting a person under the age of sixteen, you will be sentenced to a maximum license loss of two years.
As the above penalties make clear, aggravated DWI in NH is a serious offense. The penalties are harsh and have a long-term impact on your life and livelihood, including your ability to obtain and retain employment. Prosecutors and judges alike view aggravated DWI as a very serious criminal offense. Having a motor vehicle license in NH is a privilege. Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of a .16, more than twice the legal limit, can land you in jail.
The NH DUI attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have been helping citizens accused of DWI and Aggravated DWI for more than 20 years. The lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have been voted among the The Best Lawyers in America®, and have been recognized by the prestigious Super Lawyers® Magazine, an industry standard for ranking the professional achievement of lawyers throughout the United States. If you have any questions concerning your NH criminal charge, contact Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today.