Whenever you are dealing with a DWI charge in New Hampshire, you may be unsure how the process will unfold and what steps may be mandated by the courts. Part of the legal process may include participation in an Impaired Driver Care Management Program. Recommendation for the program is typically part of the consequences for a DWI conviction. If you have been mandated to take part in an alcohol education program such as IDCMP, the DWI attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester NH can outline what to expect and assist in ensuring the program’s outcome works in your favor as much as possible. But the best course of action is to hire a DWI lawyer to fight your DWI charge to hopefully avoid a conviction, and prevent the IDCMP class requirement.
First Offense NH DUI
A first offense DWI in NH results in the loss of your driver’s license a fine and completion of an alcohol education program. All first time DUI offenders must enroll and complete the Impaired Driver Intervention Program or a Weekend Impaired Driver Intervention Program. Successful participation in IDCMP can reduce the amount of time you are without driving privileges. If recommended for a drug and alcohol education program, a professional will assess whether they believe you need treatment for a substance abuse problem or if additional counseling is needed. The initial intake screening will help determine if there is a substance abuse disorder and the one hour exit interview will allow the professional to assess the progress and completion of your alcohol program. The typical drug and alcohol education class mandated by the courts is 20 hours of classes followed by an order for more treatment or counseling if necessary.
When someone is recommended for the IDCMP, it is that person’s responsibility to pay the fees and be on-time for every step of the program. The person must also complete the requirements of the program as determined by the professionals involved. Some people may be required to submit to random urinalysis. It is also the person’s responsibility to enroll in the program within 30 days of a conviction.
A DWI conviction can impact your wallet, your job, and your family life. It may also impact your freedom. If part of putting the experience of a DWI conviction behind you is participation in the Impaired Driver Care Management Program, you need a trusted source of legal information and advice. You need to be aware of your rights and exactly what your obligations are as part of the program. Tenn And Tenn, P.A., understands the requirements of the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. We can explain the details of the programs and how your situation is likely to unfold. Even though you may have been convicted of a DWI, you have rights and deserve representation from trusted attorneys who will put your needs and concerns first. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our firm’s knowledge of the law and experience combines to ensure your case is handled correctly and with your best interest in mind. Contact us to defend your NH DUI charge and let us explain the potential consequences that you are facing including the IDCMP.
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