Aggravated DWI Dropped, Reckless Driving Plea Instead

In the Exeter District Court, Client was charged with aggravated DWI, an offense carrying mandatory jail time upon conviction, based on the allegation that she drove under the influence of drugs with her ten-year-old son in the car. Ted Lothstein argued that the arresting officer initially noticed nothing unusual and even let defendant drive a short distance, did a shoddy investigation, and made critical mistakes when administering the warnings related to a blood test. On the day of trial, after the defense rejected the State’s offer of a first offense DWI, the State agreed to drop all New Hampshire DUI charges and settle the case as a reckless driving plea and conviction.