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NH DWI Laws Change for 2013

For 2013, the New Hampshire Legislature has made significant changes to the DWI laws. The NH DWI Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have highlighted the major changes below. Effective January 1, 2013, the penalties for anyone convicted of a NH DWI are significantly more severe than in the past. Broad modification to the Alcohol and Drug treatment requirements will cost individuals more time and money before their NH license will be restored. For the New Year, the Legislature has enacted harsher laws that will have major implications for anyone convicted of a NH DWI. If you have been arrested for DWI, please contact the experienced Manchester, NH DWI Attorneys today to review your legal options.nh

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According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): “If checkpoints are held often over long enough periods of time and are well publicized, motorists assume police are cracking down on impaired drivers….. [t]his helps to dissuade people from driving after drinking.”  As one of the NH Criminal Defense Attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A., these DWI roadblocks make me wonder if an ounce of prevention is really worth a pound of cure.

Recent Sobriety Checkpoints in Portsmouth, NH

sobrietycheckpointA DWI checkpoint was recently conducted on June 2, 2012 in Portsmouth, NH.  According to law enforcement, approximately 265 vehicles were stopped. Of the 265 detained, only 2 were arrested for DWI.  Law enforcement officials would argue that the advanced publicized notice of the checkpoint worked.  On the other hand, opponents of the checkpoint would point out that 263 innocent drivers were unnecessarily detained by the police, even though they had committed no crime and the police had absolutely no reasonable suspicion to stop and question them.

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