In Franklin District Court, Client, representing himself, attempted to plead no contest to aggravated DWI (based on a BAC, or breath alcohol concentration, of 0.19). When the judge told him about the mandatory jail time, however, he withdrew his plea and retained Ted Lothstein, a DUI lawyer in NH. By the time of trial, the State agreed to drop the aggravated DWI charge and allow Client to plead guilty to a lesser charge, DWI-first offense. This enabled Client to avoid mandatory jail time, a much longer license suspension, and the ignition interlock program!
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