Third Offense DWI/DUI in New Hampshire
If you have committed a third offense of DWI/DUI in New Hampshire you face serious penalties which can be even more severe if the DUI is classified as "aggravated." An aggravated DUI occurs if the driver operates a vehicle with .08% BAC or higher and drives or operates at a speed more than 30 miles per hour in excess of the prima facie limit; causes a motor vehicle, boating collision resulting in serious bodily injury; attempts to elude pursuit by a law enforcement officer by increasing speed, extinguishing headlamps or, in the case of a boat, navigational lamps while still in motion, or abandoning a vehicle, boat while being pursued; or carries as a passenger a person under the age of 16.
Penalties for a Conviction
According to New Hampshire law here are the minimum penalties that you will have to face when you are caught driving under the influence for the third time:
- You will be required to spend 180 days in jail as a result of your actions.
- There will be a minimum fine of $750 which could go higher depending on if other things are involved in your case.
- An indefinite suspension. You may be able to request a reinstatement from the court after 7 years.
- There is a minimum of a 28 day residential treatment program that must be entered.
- You will be required to carry SR22 insurance for the state of New Hampshire.
- You may be required to get an ignition interlock device if you are granted any driving privileges.
- It is a possibility that you will need alcohol and drug rehab counseling depending on the ruling of the judge.
Get Legal Help
No matter what the situation or which offence of DUI in New Hampshire you will benefit from legal help.