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.
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.
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 d…
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…
Waste of Taxpayer Dollars or Successful Deterrence?
The Concord Monitor reported today that last week’s taxpayer-funded DWI Roadblock in Chichester, a joint effort between the State Police and Chichester Police, resulted in zero arrests. This…
DWI ROADBLOCK ON ROUTE 4 or 28?
If you would like to learn more about the criminal justice process from an insider’s view: drive on Route 4 or Route 28 this week with alcohol or drugs on board.
Chichester Police and the NH State Police have ann…
After many years of unsuccessful efforts by NH legislators who are Democrats, Republicans and Independents… the NH House and Senate have finally passed a marijuana possession decriminalization Bill that is now awaiting the Governor’s sign…
The Epping Police charge Client in the 10th Circuit District Division Brentwood Court with Driving while Intoxicated. They also seek a 180-day administrative suspension because he refused a breath test. Client hires NH DWI defense attorney Ted Lothstein, and we secure a plea agreement where the State rescinds the administrative suspension (no 180 day suspension), AND the State drops the DWI charge. Client pleads guilty to Reckless Operation, with a 90-day license suspension, a fine, and a requirement that he obtain a LADAC evaluation.
In the 3d Circuit-District Division-Ossipee Court, the Moultonborough Police Department investigated Client and several others, accusing them of Burglary and Theft, for breaking into a commercial building and stealing items including bottles of alcoholic beverages. Client was also investigated for Criminal Mischief, for throwing eggs at cars in an unrelated incident on a different date.
If convicted of Burglary, this young client would have become a convicted felon, and possibly gone to jail, with a ruinous impact on his future.
Instead, Attorney Lothstein secured a plea to the class B misdemeanor of Criminal Trespass. This is the lowest-level misdemeanor in NH law - the only possible punishment is a fine. A second class B misdemeanor for Criminal Mischief was placed on file without a finding (no conviction). Client paid a fine, and paid restitution for damage to the commercial building and the vehicle that was struck by eggs.
Because there was no felony conviction, no probation, and no suspended sentence, Client will be eligible for complete annulment of the record of arrest and conviction in just three years. The waiting period easily could have been as long as 10 years or more if he had been convicted of a felony, depending on the terms of the sentence.
The Conway Police Department charged Client in the 3d Circuit - District Division - Conway Court with Underage DWI, a criminal offense that carries a mandatory minimum one year license suspension. Attorney Lothstein, co-counsel with a terrific north country attorney named Ed Alkalay (read more here), secures a plea to Reckless Operation. This shortens the license suspension to 8 months (taking into account the ALS) and saves the young Client from having a criminal record!