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The importance of challenging DWI and other traffic violations

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Many people here in New Hampshire rely on their vehicles to get to work, to school and to run errands, among other things. Without their driver’s licenses, they would not be able to meet their obligations and otherwise take care of themselves and their families. For this reason alone, drivers should seriously consider challenging DWI and other traffic violations.

A driver’s license suspension may not quite be the problem right now, but it could still put a damper a person’s life. For instance, a conviction for a first offense for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs will mean a suspension of at least 90 days, but could last up to two years. After a conviction for a subsequent offense, the time without the legal ability to drive only gest longer.

A driver could also face an administrative suspension for violating New Hampshire’s implied consent laws or for refusing to submit to a chemical test. The amount of time an individual faces depends on other factors. After a driver accumulates enough points on his or her license due to traffic violations, it could lead to a suspension as well. If a driver happens to be under the age of 20, any violation could mean the loss of driving privileges for a minimum of 20 days.

A conviction and suspension remain on a person’s driving record for some time. Those records could prevent a person from obtaining certain jobs, places to live and more. Challenging DWI charges and other traffic violations could prevent a license suspension that could disrupt a person’s life both temporarily and permanently.

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