If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI/DWI in New Hampshire, you are facing significant penalties if convicted. DWI is a serious criminal offense in NH and carries heavy fines, lengthy periods of license loss, alcohol classes, insurance certificates, interlock ignition devices, and possible JAIL. It is in your best interest to hire an experienced DWI attorney to help. Remember, time is of the essence in every DWI case. Failing to act quickly can mean the automatic loss of your driver’s license if you don’t request a hearing at the DMV for the Administrative License Suspension.
One of the biggest myths about fighting a DUI offense in New Hampshire is that you will automatically be found guilty if you failed the breath, blood, or roadside field sobriety tests. The fact is–this is simply not true. Let's address these claims individually, starting with the breath machine, known as the Intoxilyzer 5000.
DWI Breath Tests
The Intoxilyzer 5000 used by most NH police agencies has a history of documented errors. Machine errors, temperature variations, partition ratios, lack of specificity for ethanol and operator error are just a few of the issues our DWI lawyers have encountered with the NH Intoxilyzer. Not only can the machine suffer from failures, but so can the officer administering the breath test. Many New Hampshire DUI/DWI cases have been fought and won based on mistakes made from improper breath test administration.
DWI Blood Tests
Perhaps your DWI arrest included a trip to the hospital or other medical facility to provide a blood sample. Despite how bad or discouraging it may seem right now, consulting a lawyer familiar with blood alcohol analysis is critically important for your defense. Blood collection and proper analysis require strict adherence to proper procedures and protocols. Failure to comply with each and every step in the process subjects the blood results to suppression- not being used in court against you. The NH State Laboratory uses Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection to analyze your blood. Fighting your blood test results begins with hiring an attorney with the requisite knowledge of blood testing. The DWI lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have advanced training in gas chromatography analysis. We are familiar with each step in the process- from blood sample collection to qualitative and quantitative analysis, through flame ionization detector problems.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Just about every DWI arrest in NH begins with Standardized Field sobriety Tests. The roadside agility tests are darn near impossible for people to perform properly. When I was in school, we had the chance to prepare for tests. Unfortunately, this isn’t so with a DWI investigation. But, just because you couldn’t balance on one leg, touch your nose or recite select portions of the alphabet, meaning that you should be convicted of a DUI. AT Tenn And Tenn, our DWI defense attorneys have advanced training in field sobriety testing. We understand the protocols for properly administering SFTSTs. We also know what field conditions, medications, health issues, and other variables can prevent someone from being able to perform these roadside gymnastics. Put our years of experience in DWI defense to work for you.
NH DWI Lawyers
The DWI lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester have more than twenty years of experience fighting DWI charges. We strive to best the best DUI attorneys in NH. Our lawyers have advanced training in DWI-related breath and blood alcohol testing, as well as field sobriety testing. If you are facing a DUI in New Hampshire, we are here to help. Call us today at (888) 332-5855.