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The National Driver License Compact program is a voluntary agreement among U.S. states to share information about driving-related arrests, charges, and convictions, including the administrative penalties that may come with them. The program is operated by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). About 43 states currently participate in the program, including New Hampshire.

Under the National Driver License Compact, driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, charges, and convictions that happen in any one state don’t stay in that state. Instead, states inform one another of a driver’s previous record. This means that if you’re arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you’ll face similar consequences, whether your arrest occurs inside New Hampshire or outside of it. Being arrested or charged while vacationing in another state, for instance, may “follow you home.” You may return to New Hampshire to find that your license has been suspended or revoked, that you are facing DUI charges, or that other penalties await.

Being charged with drunk driving in New Hampshire or any other state can have severe consequences, even if you are never actually convicted. If you’re facing charges, please don’t hesitate to call an aggressive New Hampshire DUI defense attorney at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We can fight on your behalf during every step of the process, from challenging an administrative license suspension to seeking the best possible result at trial. For a free and confidential phone consultation, call us today at (603) 624-3700.

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In New Hampshire, drivers who are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) face an automatic license suspension or revocation. Whether the license is suspended or revoked and for how long depends on the drivers’ past history of DUI convictions. A license can be suspended or revoked even if the driver is later found to be completely innocent.

If your license has been suspended or revoked because of a DUI arrest in New Hampshire, you have a right to a hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles to explain why you should not incur a license suspension or revocation. You are not required to have an attorney at this hearing, but you are allowed to have one represent you, and it’s a very good idea to get an attorney’s help. Experienced New Hampshire DUI defense attorneys frequently represent clients in license revocation or suspension hearings. They understand how these hearings work and can put together the best possible arguments in favor of getting you your license back – just like they do in court when fighting the DUI charge itself.

A drunk driving conviction carries serious penalties. Even an arrest or charge can affect your driving privileges, employment, and more. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our experienced New Hampshire DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to aggressively defending those charged with a DUI in New Hampshire and protecting his or her rights, while also seeking the best possible outcome in their case. For a free and confidential telephone consultation, call us today at (603) 624-3700, or toll-free at 1(888) 511-1010.

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Most people who face charges of driving under the influence (DUI) can predict a few of the possible costs that come with being convicted, including fines and court costs. A Colorado Springs DUI conviction, however, comes with other, hidden costs as well. One possible hidden cost of a DUI conviction is the price to have an ignition interlock device installed on the driver’s vehicle.

An ignition interlock device works by testing a driver’s breath sample for alcohol. If the sample tests positive, the device prevents the car from starting. Drivers may also have to give samples at random times while driving, known as “rolling tests.” When a court requires a driver convicted of DUI to have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle, the driver is responsible for paying the costs of the installation. The installation fee can range from $50 to $200 or more, depending on the driver’s location and how difficult it is to install the device on the driver’s specific vehicle. The driver may also have to pay a rental fee of approximately $50 to $100 per month.

Drivers are also responsible for the costs of maintaining the device and downloading data from it. The installer can provide specific information about these tasks, but in general, an ignition interlock device must be calibrated at least once every 60 days to ensure it is working correctly.