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If this is your first time being arrested for a DWI in NH, you can expect the following penalties:

  • Revocation of License: Yes, at minimum 6 months with a possible maximum of 2 ½ years
  • Fines: Yes, $500 to $1,200
  • Jail time: No.

Your second offense changes to the following DWI penalties in NH:

  • Revocation of License: Yes, 3 years minimum.
  • Fines: Yes, $750 minimum, $2,000 maximum
  • Jail time: Yes, 30 days minimum, 1 year maximum

Your third DWI arrest can accrue the following penalties in NH:

  • Revocation of License: Yes, indefinitely.
  • Fines: Yes, $750 minimum, $2,000 maximum
  • Jail time: Yes, 180 days minimum, 1 year maximum

Your DWI penalties in NH can change if you are charged with aggravated DWI instead, which can include the following parameters:

  • Driving 30 MPH or more over the speed limit
  • Causing a collision that results in serious injury
  • Attempting to elude a police officer
  • A passenger 16 years or under was present
  • A blood alcohol level of .16 or more was present

Refusing A Breathalyzer

If you refuse a breathalyzer test, your penalties may be the following and these penalties may be added on to any court ordered license loss from a DWI conviction depending if you took or refused the breath or blood test requested by the police:

  • 1st offense: 180 license suspension
  • 2nd offense: 2 year license suspension
  • 3rd offense: 2 year license suspension

DWI penalties in NH can change based on the charge brought forth against you, your age, and if you have had any other DWI offenses or DWI arrests prior. For precise legal advice based on your individual needs and unique case, please contact us today.

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