A recent sobriety checkpoint setup on Route 3 managed to net a total of six arrests from June 12th to June 13th. The New Hampshire drunk driving sobriety checkpoint was enforced late Saturday night and ran until early Sunday morning. In all, 130 motorists were stopped as a result of the checkpoint, but only six were found to be either driving under the influence of alcohol or in possession of drugs or alcohol. According to a Union Leader report, the arrests involved motorists between the ages of 20 and 52, and consisted of charges centering-around DWI and drug possession to transportation of alcohol by a minor.
While it is certainly worthwhile to remove impaired drivers from the road, the manner in which motorists are removed needs to be critically examined in order to ensure that innocent drivers are afforded every available right that they are entitled to. During a traffic stop, there are numerous details that can simply go wrong, from procedural actions to malfunctioning blood alcohol concentration machines to improperly trained and uncertified officers administering field sobriety tests. In the event that an individual is accused of New Hampshire DWI or DUI, then that individual’s best course of action should involve retaining the services of an experienced Manchester DWI defense attorney who will examine the circumstances surrounding the arrest to ensure that the rights of the accused were in no way violated.
It is important to remember that breathalyzers and other devices used to determine blood alcohol concentration are not always 100% accurate. Improperly calibrated devices and improper device usage can both lead to false positives, and can place otherwise innocent motorists in the rather precarious position of having to face a New Hampshire DUI/DWI charge, which could include jail time, hefty fines, and possible administrative license suspension. If you have been accused of DWI/DUI in New Hampshire, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced New Hampshire DWI defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Our skilled defense attorneys will examine the circumstances of your arrest and will mount a strong defense on your behalf. For more information, please call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010.
The New Hampshire State Supreme Court recently ruled in a 3-2 opinion that suspected drunk drivers who take a breath test will continue to receive two test-tube samples of their breath, despite attempts by lawmakers to do away with this practice. New Hampshire remains the only state to provide breath samples to drivers charged with DWI.
The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the only breath-test machine that allows for breath capture, but the device has recently come under significant scrutiny, based on a Union-Leader article. According to a qualified New Hampshire chemist who regularly tests breath samples, the Intoxilyzer breath-test machine used in NH has several significant problems. It cannot distinguish ethanol from rubbing alcohol, wood alcohol, certain types of paints, furniture strippers and methanol rubs. In addition, there are concerns about the machine’s voltage fluctuation and calibration.
Law enforcement officials have argued that the second breath sample requirement has prevented the state of New Hampshire from keeping up with more reliable technology. The two dissenting justices sided with law enforcement officials on this issue. However, the three justice majority was primarily concerned with preserving the due process rights of the accused.
If you have been charged with a DWI in the state of New Hampshire, it is vitally important that you contact an experienced New Hampshire DWI defense lawyer. The lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. will stand up for your rights and ensure that your case is handled fairly. If law enforcement officials rely on evidence that was illegally obtained, or is otherwise unreliable, our drunk driving attorneys in New Hampshire will mount a vigorous challenge to the charges being held against you. Call 1-888-511-1010 to discuss your case in a free consultation with an attorney at Tenn And Tenn, P.A.
As the largest city in New Hampshire and northern New England, Manchester had a reported population of about 108,586 in 2008. Manchester is situated in Hillsborough County next to the Merrimack River. CNNMoney.com included Manchester as number 13 on its 2009 list of the 100 best cities to live in and start a business in the United States. Manchester is also widely recognized for being the second most tax-friendly city in the U.S. and Forbes magazine ranked the city as number 1 on its list of “America’s 100 cheapest Places to Live.” Similar to other prominent, large cities, law enforcement in Manchester always keep a sharp eye out for motorists they suspect of operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol.
Being arrested for DUI in Manchester raises several complex legal and financial issues that many individuals do not anticipate. A DUI arrest can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you are not aware of your legal rights. Some potential consequences of drunk driving in Manchester include license suspension, steep fines, points on your driver’s license, and attending an impaired driver intervention program. However, these penalties may only be the beginning for someone who has had previous DUI convictions. Whether you or someone you know has been charged with DUI as a first offense or DUI causing injury, seeking legal guidance and representation from an experienced Manchester DUI defense lawyer can make all the difference in retaining driving privileges and obtaining a successful case outcome.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our skilled Manchester DWI attorneys have a long history of aggressively defending those accused of a wide range of drunk driving offenses. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, it is crucial that you act fast in contacting an attorney with DUI defense experience. For more information about how Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help, please call 1-888-511-1010 for a free consultation or visit our New Hampshire DUI FAQ page.
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New Hampshire police are alleging that a Merrimack elementary school teacher twice had her daughter take a breath test for her in order to unlock her vehicle’s ignition. According to a wmur.com article, the woman allegedly had her daughter blow into the breathalyzer tube of the ignition-locking device that was installed on her vehicle following a 2008 DUI conviction. Consequently, police have charged the woman with two counts of alcohol ignition interlock circumvention, a misdemeanor offense in the State of New Hampshire.
An alcohol interlock ignition device is a breath alcohol analyzer connected to a car’s ignition system. Any measurable amount of alcohol detected on the user’s breath would prevent the car from starting. The use of ignition interlock systems has spread throughout the country in recent years, as the devices often provide a desirable alternative to full license suspension. Use of such systems is regularly a condition of probation or parole.
Alcohol safety interlocks can be extremely difficult to circumvent when installed properly, and have been demonstrated to reduce recidivism rates of DUI offenders. Nonetheless, despite the many benefits of such devices, their operation remains far from foolproof, as false readings and malfunctions are sometimes reported.
The DWI attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, NH routinely handle criminal cases related to DUI or DWI offenses, including ignition interlock circumvention. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys in New Hampshire will thoughtfully and aggressively represent you and ensure that your case is handled fairly and expeditiously. If you have been charged with a DUI or a related offense, call 1-888-511-1010 to immediately speak with one of our attorneys.
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Westminster was arrested this past weekend in Jaffrey, New Hampshire for driving while intoxicated. According to an article on Telegram.com, the 29-year-old man was arrested Friday March 5, 2010 after he lost control of his Chevrolet pickup truck and struck a tree before ultimately crashing into a snowbank.
Police received an anonymous call reporting a single-car crash and arrived at the scene around 6:40 p.m. The driver then took a Breathalyzer test, blowing a .12. The legal Blood Alcohol Content limit for driving in New Hampshire is .08. Police proceeded to the station where the chairman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
DUI and DWI offenses in the state of New Hampshire can lead to devastating consequences. Often times, police will confiscate the license of the arrested person and issue a notice for a 30-day suspension, which could be extended, pending a court decision. Fortunately, there is a way for those accused of DWI to get help. What many people do not realize is that breathalyzers and field sobriety tests are not always accurate; and many arresting officers are unfamiliar with proper procedures or fail to follow directions when using such devices.
Laws and regulations for driving under the influence of alcohol have changed significantly over the past few years. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, an experienced New Hampshire criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. The DUI defense lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have a long history of aggressively defending our clients. Call us today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free and comprehensive evaluation of your case.
In Rochester, New Hampshire an allegedly intoxicated woman driving home rolled her Subaru and left the scene of the accident. Rochester police were called to Franklin St. at around 1:30 in the morning after residents reported a car struck their mailbox and drove away.
Police were able to track down the suspect after finding car parts and items from the vehicle scattered around the mailbox, including a piece of mail with the suspect’s address. Using the address, police arrived at the suspect’s apartment complex where they discovered a Subaru with extensive damage in the parking lot.
A Rochester police lieutenant reported, “She basically rolled her car over, and it came to rest on four wheels and she drove away.” Although police were not able to test her breath alcohol content, the suspect is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident while intoxicated. According to police, there is probable cause that the suspect had been drinking. Her arraignment is scheduled for March 1 in Rochester District Court.
A person arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DWI or DUI) in NH faces serious charges with potentially severe punishments. If you or a loved one are charged with a DWI/DUI crime in NH, do not hesitate to contact an experienced New Hampshire DUI attorney. The experienced attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. will examine the details surrounding your DUI charge and provide you with the strongest defense possible. Contact Tenn And Tenn, P.A. at 1-888-511-1010 for a free telephone consultation, or visit our DWI/DUI website at www.Nh-DWIlawyers.com
A Manchester, NH man convicted of his 10th DWI offense was sentenced to two to five years in state prison. Police arrested the man on September 8, 2009 in Newmarket, New Hampshire after he drove a stolen Jeep through town and crashed into a tree behind a local residence.
Police reported that he was visibly intoxicated and had an open bottle of vodka in the driver’s compartment. Upon his arrest, the driver proceeded to spit in the responding officer’s face and yelled belligerent insults and profanities at the officers as they transported him to the police station. According to the police, the man’s level of impairment at the time made it difficult or unsafe to conduct a field sobriety test.
The man pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, conduct after an accident, simple assault on an officer and drunken driving. In addition to his prison sentence, the man’s license is being suspended for three years, and he is required to install an ignition interlock system once his driving privileges are restored.
If you, or a family member, have been charged with a DWI offense in NH, it is imperative to contact a skilled NH DWI attorney to examine the details of your case and protect your legal rights. The experienced DUI attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can provide the strongest possible defense for your case. Please do not hesitate to contact DWI defense attorneys at 1-888-511-1010 for a free telephone consultation, or visit our DWI/DUI website at www.nh-DWIlawyers.com.
In the state of New Hampshire, repeat DWI offenders are required to enroll in and successfully complete a mandatory 7 day alcohol treatment program known as the Multiple Offender Program (MOP). This program is required by law. Yet, recent senatorial voting in the Department of Health and Human Services defunded the program due to budget cuts. DWI offenders will now be referred to private treatment programs, which are supported by a $1.5 million fund approved by the Legislative Fiscal Committee.
DWI convictions in the state of New Hampshire may require individuals to serve jail time, pay significant fines, enroll in and pay for treatment programs, and adapt to a lifestyle devoid of possessing a driver’s license. Consequences resulting from DWI convictions can be long lasting, and can seriously inhibit an individual’s ability to maintain adequate employment and earn a living for him or herself. If accused of DWI in New Hampshire, the best course of action is to retain the services of an experienced DWI defense attorney that will examine the circumstances of your arrest and build a strong defense on your behalf.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our New Hampshire DWI defense attorneys will fight to ensure that your rights are not infringed upon in a court of law. We will examine the details of your arrest, including arrest procedure, field sobriety test administration, and the accuracy of BAC testing results. If you stand accused of DWI in New Hampshire, please don’t hesitate to contact our skilled DWI defense attorneys today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free telephone consultation of your DWI defense case.
Individuals who are convicted of either aggravated DWI or of a second or subsequent DWI offense, must complete New Hampshire’s seven day residential Multiple Offender Program (MOP). The cost of the program is approximately $1,500, and is to be paid out-of-pocket by the individual required to attend the program. The MOP represents but one requirement set forth by the state of New Hampshire that must be completed by individuals found guilty of DWI.
The Department of Health and Human Services maintains information about New Hampshire MOPs and other, state-approved equivalent programs. After completing of the program, continuing after-care recommendations will be decided upon. After all necessary treatment has been completed, license and driving privileges may finally be restored.
For drivers who do not have a prior DWI conviction, enrollment in and completion of the Impaired Driver Intervention Program (IDIP) is required. This program takes the form of a twenty hour course that must be completed prior to license privileges being restored. Just like the MOP, successful completion of this course is followed up with an evaluation process to determine whether or not the individual requires any after-care treatment before license and driving privileges may be restored.
It is recommended that all individuals accused of DWI in New Hampshire retain the services of an experienced DWI defense attorney who will carefully examine every detail of your case. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our skilled New Hampshire DWI defense lawyers will fight to ensure that your rights are upheld in a court of law. If you have been accused of DWI in New Hampshire, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free case consultation. Call us at 1-888-511-1010 for more information.
A traffic accident in Hudson has left a man seriously injured, and the cause of the accident is being investigated as a possible DWI. According to a wmur.com report, a 24-year-old man was driving his 2000 Chevy Cavalier near 300 Derry Street when he lost control of his vehicle, allegedly colliding with two utility poles which split his car into two pieces. The man was ejected from the vehicle, and was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for initial treatment before being transferred to Boston Medical Center. The man’s injuries have been deemed serious and possibly life-threatening.
According to the report, police and investigating officers believe that alcohol and excessive speed may have played a contributing role in the crash. The 24-year-old may be charged with felony DWI. However, in order to truly determine the cause of the accident, every detail needs to be thoroughly examined to ensure that the rights of the involved motorist are not infringed upon in any way. That is, while investigators may assume at this point that the man is guilty of DWI, such an assumption should not take precedent over an examination of all available details.
In DWI cases, all circumstances surrounding charges brought against an individual need to be taken into consideration. For individuals facing such charges in New Hampshire, retaining the services of a skilled New Hampshire DWI defense attorney are in his or her best interest. Given the circumstances of the case, an experienced New Hampshire defense attorney will mount the strongest possible defense on behalf of the accused.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our DWI defense lawyers will examine the conditions surrounding your arrest, including arrest procedure, field sobriety tests administered, and the accuracy of BAC testing results. If you stand accused of DWI in New Hampshire, please contact our skilled DWI defense attorneys for a free consultation of your case. Call us today at 1-888-511-1010 for more information.