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Administrative License Suspensions Add Penalties to a DWI

In New Hampshire, the Division of Motor Vehicles will suspend your drivers’ license in certain DUI or DWI-related situations. This can occur even if you have not yet been convicted of a New Hampshire DUI or DWI charge. This suspension is known as an Administrative License Suspension, or ALS.

Currently, you will face an administrative license suspension in New Hampshire if you refuse to take a chemical test to analyze your blood alcohol concentration (BAC); if your BAC upon testing is revealed to be 0.08 or higher; or if you are under age 21 and your BAC is 0.02 or above. A different, harsher set of rules applies to drivers who have commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs).

When putting an ALS on a New Hampshire driver’s license, the Division of Motor Vehicles must give notice to the driver that their license is revoked. The suspension generally begins thirty days after the driver is notified. When the notice is delivered, the driver receives a temporary license good for the 30-day period between the notice and when the suspension begins.

A New Hampshire administrative license suspension is more than a mere inconvenience. For those who rely on their ability to drive to commute to or perform their jobs, an ALS can put their livelihoods in jeopardy. When a driver is the only one in a household able to drive, an administrative license suspension can hurt the whole family.

If you have been arrested for or charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated in New Hampshire, please don’t hesitate to consult a New Hampshire DUI/DWI lawyer with experience handling ALS hearings. The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have the legal resources available to help you seek the best possible outcome when you’re facing an administrative license suspension. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free and confidential consultation.