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Drunk Driving Defenses in New Hampshire

Accidents caused by drunk driving threaten the lives and safety of other motorists. As such, law enforcement in New Hampshire is dutifully trained to look for any signs that a person may be under the influence of alcohol. There are a number of circumstances though where NH law enforcement may not follow proper procedure, use un-calibrated equipment when taking a motorist's BAC, or consider other possible explanations for the allegedly impaired behavior.

Brush Up on New Hampshire's Alcohol-Related Laws this Holiday Season

During this time of year, many people celebrate the holidays at parties and gatherings with a number of alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately, for a time of year marked with increased alcohol consumption, so too is the number of alcohol-related offenses that occur. To help you stay safe this holiday season, here is a brief rundown of some of New Hampshire's alcohol-related laws:

DUI/DWI Fines and Penalties in New Hampshire and a Review of Implied Consent

Chapter 265-A of the New Hampshire Statutes, titled "Alcohol or Drug Impairment" clearly defines what the law on this topic is and lists the penalties for offenses related to driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

Are All New Hampshire DWI Checkpoints Legal?

DWI checkpoints, also known as sobriety checkpoints, are a controversial tool used by New Hampshire police departments to catch intoxicated drivers. During a DWI checkpoint, police officers set up a roadblock and stop drivers for a temporary detention in order to investigate whether the drivers are driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances. DWI checkpoints allow police officers to pull over a driver even if they did not witness any traffic violation or suspicious operation of the vehicle. However, the question remains, are all DWI checkpoints legal?

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