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.