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.

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