New Hampshire DWI Defense Lawyers With a Proven Track Record
If I’ve Been Charged with DWI in New Hampshire Will I Be Convicted?
Many people assume that when they receive a DWI charge, they have very little hope of winning their case. In this video, Ted Lothstein explains why DWI charges in New Hampshire don’t always lead to convictions.
Client faces DWI-2d offense in Goffstown Circuit Court, with blood alcohol level over the aggravated DWI limit (0.16). Attorney Lothstein negotiates plea to DWI-1st offense, Client is saved from mandatory jail, mandatory 3 year license loss, mandatory ignition interlock. Read More
Client, facing DWI prosecution in Concord Circuit Court, retains Attorney Lothstein and goes to trial. Outcome after trial: NOT GUILTY of DWI, guilty of transporting alcoholic beverages in motor vehicle. Read More
Aggravated DWI is a more serious form of 1st offense DWI where there is an aggravating factor. The aggravating factor elevates the serious of the offense from a class B misdemeanor to a class A misdemeanor. That is a huge difference. For a class B mi…
There are two types of Aggravated DWI in NH: Class A misdemeanor Aggravated DWI Class B Felony Aggravated DWI Definition – Elements of the Offense If the aggravating factor is a vehicle collision that results in serious bodily injury to any per…
This page provides a starting point to answer that question. However, keep things in perspective: contrary to popular belief, many people — particularly those represented by highly-experienced and skilled DWI defense lawyers — are found not guilt…
Almost all DWI cases in New Hampshire involve two separate proceedings: Prosecution for a criminal case in Court An Administrative License Suspension (ALS) proceeding in the Department of Safety Each of these proceedings jeopardizes your right to dri…
Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC’s attorneys routinely handle several types of motor vehicle hearings at the Department of Safety, Bureau of Hearings in Concord, NH. Some hearings may also be held at a “substation” such as the DMV office at Dover…
Yesterday, September 17, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (highest court in MA) released a landmark decision that enables victims of racial profiling to hold police officers accountable in court by suppressing evidence obtained as a res… Read More
Are Police Held Accountable for Misconduct? What is the proper role of police in our society? Most people believe that we employ police officers to help the criminal justice system hold people accountable when they break the law. But it feels like ev… Read More
On April 8, 2020, Ted Lothstein will be chairperson and faculty member for the NH Bar’s full day seminar DWI Litigation: Back to Basics. Although marketed as an introductory seminar for both prosecutors and defense lawyers, this CLE will presen… Read More
In Laconia District Court, Client charged with New Hampshire DWI – and blew 0.14 breath test. Prosecution agreed to drop DWI charge and allow Client to plead guilty to reckless driving, 2d offense with a 6 month license loss. Although Client lost commercial driver’s license (CDL) administratively because of the breath test over legal limit, this plea likely saved his long-term career as a commercial vehicle operator. Read More
Strafford County Superior Court. The State charged Client with aggravated felonious sexual assault in the Strafford County Superior Court. The County Attorney gloated to the jury in his opening statement that this was the only adult rape case he could remember where there was a third-party eyewitness — another woman who claimed to have walked in on Client violently sexually assaulting his girlfriend. Ted Lothstein, through discovery proceedings, gained access to mental health records casting doubt on the eyewitness’s credibility, and used them during cross-examination of this supposedly-neutral eyewitness. At trial, even with both women testifying against Client, a divided jury could not reach a verdict, and the State later dropped the charge. Read More
Client, charged in Plymouth District Court with DWI, was arrested at a Holderness, NH “sobriety checkpoint” (roadblock). At trial, Attorney Lothstein argued that all evidence should be suppressed because a state trooper violated driver’s constitutional rights during the investigation. The Judge agreed, and granted the motion to suppress — case dismissed! Read More