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We understand that drunk driving cases can be confusing – the field tests, the alcohol testing machines, the whole process.

One of the most important things to know is how a conviction for a DWI offense might affect you. For that reason, we have put together a reference guide that summarizes the penalties for several DWI offenses.

In 2013, new DWI sentencing laws went into effect that significantly change the treatment requirements and the length of mandatory jail sentences. Our guide has been updated to reflect these changes.

This information is designed to help you understand what the mandatory minimum sentences are, what the worst case scenario could be, and what other consequences could result from a conviction for DWI or DUI in New Hampshire.

Penalties for DWI in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the penalty will be greatly affected by your prior driving record and whether you have previously been charged with or convicted of a DWI.

Second and subsequent DWI convictions include a mandatory jail sentence and lengthy license suspension. Additionally, the charge of Aggravated DWI has serious consequences, including a mandatory jail sentence in all cases.

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Please note that this is background information only, and you should always consult with a lawyer to find out what penalties are applicable in your case.