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If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in New Hampshire, it’s likely your driver’s license has been suspended, even if you haven’t been to court yet. These suspensions are known as Administrative License Suspensions. Since they are the responsibility of the Division of Motor Vehicles, rather than the criminal courts, they can take place even if you are never convicted of any crime.

New Hampshire law allows an Administrative License Suspension to take place if a person is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and:

  • the person refused to take a drug or alcohol test,
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If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Hampshire, you may face an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing in addition to a criminal charge.

New Hampshire law requires that the DMV suspend your driver’s license if you refuse to have your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tested; if your BAC is tested and is above 0.08 percent; or if you are under 21 and your BAC is 0.02 percent. Separate rules apply to commercial drivers.

If the DMV decides to suspend your driver’s license because of a drunk driving charge, you have the right to a hearing. You have 30 days to request a hearing, starting from the day you are arrested for DUI/DWI. If you miss your deadline, your license will be suspended automatically“ for 180 days for a first offense, and up to two full years for each offense after the first.

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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.