Implied Consent & ALS
Implied Consent and Administrative License Suspension
Implied Consent: Did I Agree to That?
If you drink, don't drive. It's as simple as that. If you do drink and a New Hampshire law enforcement officer suspects you have been drinking, he can pull you over. He'll ask to see your driver's license and vehicle registration. If he is correct in his assumption of your "consumption," then he will ask you to take one of three chemical tests utilized to determine if you are under the influence and what your blood alcohol concentration level is. The most common test is the breathalyzer test. Two other tests, one that checks your blood and one that checks your urine, can also assess your blood alcohol concentration. You may not want to partake in any of these tests; however, New Hampshire has an implied consent law, which requires you to participate. If you choose not to take these tests, you may be facing a driver's license suspension for as little as six months or as long as two years. Yielding a positive test could bring down some harsh sanctions, depending on whether you are a first time, or subsequent offender.
Regardless of your condition, or your record, retaining a skilled DWI New Hampshire lawyer well versed on the laws governing DWI is the critical first step. The DWI attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. are prepared to work hard to protect your rights, and defend your DWI charges.
What is an Administrative License Suspension?
Similar to the old saying, "There is more than one way to skin a cat," there are different penalties for DWI in various degrees. One of those penalties is a NH Administrative License Suspension, and that states if your blood alcohol concentration is beyond the state level for intoxication, which is .08 (.02 if under 21), or if you decline to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test, then the NH Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend your driver's license. For example, a first time offender could lose a license for six months. The penalty for a second offense is two years.
If you find yourself facing an Administrative License Suspension, or another state imposed penalty resulting from your NH DWI charge, you should immediately contact a New Hampshire DWI lawyer. Our skilled DWI lawyers will fight to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010.