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Driving Offenses

Driving offenses in the State of New Hampshire are not taken lightly. Driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) or operating under the influence (OUI) incurs extremely harsh consequences which can lead to life changing events. After being arrested for or charged with a driving offense, it is important to discuss your options for defense with a skilled attorney. Contact the Anzalone Law Firm today at 603.548.3797 for a consultation.

When charged with a driving offense of any sort while operating a vehicle can lead to severe charges including, but not limited to loss of license, fines, and possible permanent charges to your records. If charged, the court will refer you to an IDCMP, or an Impaired Driver Care Management Program. This program serves to evaluate a person for a substance abuse disorder or to seek further medical help. There are many consequences and steps that must be taken if charged with a driving offense that may change your everyday life. You must be aware of your rights and how you can manage your charges with the help of an attorney.

New Hampshire - Driving or Operating Under the Influence of Drugs or Liquor

Driving or Operating while intoxicated can be specifically found and defined in New Hampshire’s Laws and Rules under the following statute:

265-A:2 Driving or Operating Under Influence of Drugs or Liquor; Driving or Operating With Excess Alcohol Concentration.

DWI/DUI/OUI- Impaired Driving

In the state of New Hampshire, driving under the influence pertains to any operation of a vehicle (as described above) while intoxicated by alcohol or any form of drug. This does not need to only include illegal drugs; this can include any type of over-the-counter drug that may have been taken in excess to cause impairment to driving. Any form of drug that weakens your driving of a vehicle is driving under the influence.

Driving Under the Influence in a first offense case is a Class B Misdemeanor. This charge includes fines not exceeding $500, a referral to an IDCMP, completion of an impaired driver education program, and payment of all fees that may be incurred by the programs and classes necessary. These types of penalties for driving while impaired can change not only your life but your families too. Seek the help you need to defend your rights.

Driving While Impaired - Boating

Another major form of driving impaired includes the operation of a boat. You can be charged with DWI/DUI while driving a boat while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Like driving a vehicle, any form of drug that impairs the way you operate the boat can be charged with these charges. Also, just as driving a vehicle, any consumption of alcohol that impairs the driving of the boat you are operating will be charged the same. You may think that the laws are "unenforceable" on a boat or "it couldn’t happen to me! Enforcement is never out here!" but these ideas are false. You must be aware and know the rights you have while operating a boat and what steps to take if charged.

Call Anzalone Law Firm Today

If you have been charged with any type of driving offense in Manchester, call Attorney Michael Anzalone at the Anzalone Law Firm. With care and perseverance, the Anzalone Law Firm will work diligently to protect your rights as well as provide competent and ethical legal advice. We work with our clients, finding the most effective strategies allowing your charges to be that of the past.

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