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Drunk Driving in NH: OUI, DUI or DWI?

In New Hampshire, there is no legal distinction between OUI, DUI or DWI. New Hampshire law makes it a crime for a person to drive or attempt to drive a vehicle while “under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any controlled drug” or any combination of alcohol and drugs. It also makes it a crime to operate a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more (or, if under age 21, 0.02 or more).

Regardless of what it is called, a conviction will have serious and long-term consequences.  A conviction can result in large fines, a loss of driver’s license for several months or longer, and, for certain offenses, jail time.  If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated you should consult with an experienced DUI lawyer and trial attorney.

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Attorneys Joe Welsh and Richard Samdperil understand the complexities of handling these cases because they have been representing people charged with DWI, DUI, OUI and other driving cases in New Hampshire for more than 20 years.

Attorney Welsh, who became certified Intoxilyzer breath test operator since 2008, was trained by North America’s leading Intoxilyzer experts. He is also a member of the National DUI Defense College.  Attorney Samdperil successfully completed the Practioner’s Course of Standarized Field Sobriety Testing in 2006, the same National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) course that police take to learn how to administer roadside sobriety tests.

As experienced trial lawyers, NH DUI Attorneys Samdperil and Welsh fight hard to get their clients the best possible result, both in court and at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

DUI and Drunk Driving cases are extremely complex. Our NH DUI lawyers have been successful having our clients found not guilty of DUI in New Hampshire, getting DWI’s dismissed or reduced, and saving our clients from jail sentences and losing their license for months or years. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer to represent you in a DWI, DUI or OUI case, or if you have questions about what will happen to you if charged with one of these drunk driving offenses, call us. At an initial office consultation, we will provide you information about the offense you are charged with, the potential consequences, and possible strategies.

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