portsmouth underage dui attorney
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New Hampshire is very hard on drivers under age 21 with any alcohol in their systems.
Our "Zero Tolerance" law prohibits driving or attempting to drive a vehicle "[w]hile such person is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any controlled drug or any combination of intoxicating liquor and controlled drugs; or ... while such person has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, or in the case of a person under the age of 21, 0.02 or more."
An aggravated offense may be charged depending on factors such as speed, a collision resulting in injury, attempt to elude pursuit by a law enforcement officer, a passenger under the age of 16 or alcohol concentration of 0.16 or more. Penalties for defendants under age 21 include license suspension for one year.
There are also penalties for refusing a breath or blood test, depending on whether the defendant has refused previously.
you have (or your child has) a long future ahead. don't take chances with an underage dui at this stage.
Any convictions now are "priors" if there are future infractions. A criminal record can make it difficult to get into school, rent an apartment or hold a professional license. Fight your charges.
Desfosses Law Firm will first work to avoid charges being filed. We can spot even the smallest inconsistencies in the state's case and use them to negotiate charges downward. Diversion programs may be available, and we may be able to keep your record clean.
Contact Desfosses Law Firm today through this website, or by calling 603-436-8242 to learn how we can help you.