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Facing an arrest when you livTenn-small-town-dui-300x242e in a small town can be embarrassing on top of the fear you’ll face of the possible consequences of a conviction. When you’re facing a DWI or DUI arrest in a small town, you may also face damage to your personal and professional reputation. So, let’s examine the possible consequences of a DWI or DUI conviction in New Hampshire and what you can do to retain your good reputation.

DWI and DUI Penalties

In New Hampshire, both DWI and DUI are used interchangeably for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are several penalty possibilities depending on whether this is your first offense and aggravating factors.

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Three NH lawyers selected for 2014 Best Lawyers in America.

bestlawyersgI_134658_blf-badge-2014Tenn And Tenn is honored that three of its senior lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is a boutique New Hampshire litigation firm handling personal injury, family law and criminal defense/DWI matters. Attorneys James Tenn, John Tenn, and Mary Tenn – senior trial lawyers — have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the upcoming edition of Best Lawyers in America.

“We are proud to be recognized by our peers for delivering top-notch legal services to our clients,” said John Tenn, a 2014 Best Lawyer selection and the Firm’s managing partner. The lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have been recognized in New Hampshire in the areas of Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Individual lawyers from the Firm receiving awards included:

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Smoking alcohol has regained some popularity lately and it is a cause for concern. The act itself refers to vaporizing alcohol and inhaling it.  Smoking alcohol was first popularized in 2004 with the introduction of the AWOL (Alcohol Without Liquid) device, which has been banned in many communities. In 2013, the practice of smoking alcohol has again grown in popularity and is now a significant concern from medical experts due to the health risks and addictive qualities.

smoking alcohol The cause for concern centers on the method by which intoxication, and potential poisoning, may occur.  As the alcohol vapor is inhaled, it bypasses the stomach and liver and travels from the lungs directly to the brain and into the bloodstream, leading to rapid alcohol intoxication.

Because the alcohol avoids being metabolized by the liver, it enters the blood stream and the brain with greater strength and a more potent effect.  Unlike typical alcohol consumption from drinking, the body can’t limit the quantity of intoxicants. When a person drinks alcohol and becomes intoxicated, vomiting can occur. This is the body’s natural way of preventing an overdose.  However, when alcohol bypasses the stomach and liver– as in ‘smoking’ alcohol– there is no effective way to get rid of it.  Once the brain has absorbed the ethanol, there is no way to expel it from the body. As such, over indulgence can lead to poisoning and serious damage to the body.

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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

1. Arraignments Within 14 Days of Arrest

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Happy New Year from the Law Office of Tenn And Tenn, P.A.

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Our NH DWI attorneys typically see a sharp increase in DWI’s around the holidays.  We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. However, should you be arrested and charged with a NH DUI, DWI, Aggravated DWI, Minor in Possession, Unlawful Intoxication, Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving call us today at 603-624-0390 for a free consultation.

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Laconia Motorcycle Week — DWI Arrest

This year marks the 89th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Rally in picturesque New Hampshire.  With more than 250,000 expected visitors, the NH DWI Lawyers  remind our fellow riders and friends to BE SAFE and Don’t Drink and Drive.  As motorcycle riders ourselves, we understand that mixed New England weather always seems to send throngs of people flocking to the beer tents- to avoid either the rain or scorching sun.  Either way- if you will be riding your motorcycle back to your hotel or campground please limit your alcohol intake to avoid a DWI arrest at Bike Week.

11LaconiaThe Laconia Rally is one of the premier motorcycle Rally’s in the world.  And, with so many visitors to the New Hampshire Lakes region, police are out in force.  In 2011, the local Laconia, NH law enforcement authorities reported 68 arrests for driving while intoxicated.  This year, State and local police are again planning aggressive enforcement aimed at detecting and apprehending impaired drivers.

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New Hampshire police officers are trained to observe other drivers on the road for signs that motorists are operating while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or while intoxicated (DWI). One of the main indications that police officers look for is a driver’s inability to use “divided attention” skills.

The phrase “divided attention” simply describes the ability to do more than one task at a time. Drivers have to be able to pay attention to many things at once, such as the speed of the vehicle, the distance between their car and the one in front of them, the presence of any hazards such as barriers or pedestrians, and the directions given by street signs and traffic signals.

Alcohol consumption can make dividing attention more difficult. Intoxicated drivers will often focus on only one thing on the road and ignore all the others, no matter how important they are. For instance, an intoxicated driver may focus on the taillights of the car ahead and forget to notice or respond to a changing traffic light.

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As of February 2011, the federal Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-Related Fatalities Everywhere Act, which is also referred to as the ROADS SAFE Act, is still just a bill sitting in the U.S. Senate. If passed, however, the Act could have a significant effect on drunk driving nationwide.

The ROADS SAFE Act offers the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) an additional $6 million in federal funding for the next five years to research ways to use technology to prevent drivers from operating their vehicles when under the influence of alcohol. The bill’s sponsors, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), are especially interested in finding technology that is cheap, reliably detects a drier’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more, and doesn’t impair a sober driver’s ability to drive a car outfitted with the technology.

The NHTSA would use the additional funding to conduct studies and research of technologies that can help prevent drunk driving, such as in-car detection systems that read whether the driver’s BAC is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. The money may be used by the NHTSA’s own researchers, or it may be distributed as grants to private researchers to help create and distribute alcohol detection systems. Several interest groups support the bill, including the Distilled Spirits Council and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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