Guilty Upon Cooperation? Blowing Into the Breath Test Hose Can Get You Convicted, Whether You’re Drunk or Sober by Mark Stevens 603-893-0074

Guilty if You Cooperate? Blowing Into the Breath Test Hose Can Get You Convicted, Whether You’re Drunk or Sober by Mark Stevens 603-893-0074

New Hampshire has some heavy-duty consequences if convicted of some DWI laws that prohibit you from driving while intoxicated. No one encourages any one to drive drunk, so a law that prohibits drunk driving makes sense. But that’s only half of the law. The law includes a “per se” provision that prohibits people from driving with a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, or a .02 or higher if the driver is under 21. The .08 and the .02 numbers have absolutely nothing to do with whether the driver is drunk or not; in fact that’s why the numbers were created, to make it easy for the state to prosecute people whether they’re drunk or not. Few drivers under the age of 21 are drunk at a .02 level, not even close. It’s just an arbitrary number with origins in politics, not science.

Upon arrest for DWI, the driver is faced with a difficult decision: whether to blow into an old box, placing his faith, freedom and right to drive in the accuracy of an old box with a rubber hose attached to it. Or,  the driver could refuse and face a potential license suspension. If the driver asks the police officer any questions about this choice, the police are trained to say that they can’t help.  Instead, tell them you want to speak with your lawyer, and call Attorney Mark Stevens 24/7.

Call Mark Stevens, he can help and will know what to do. Call Salem, NH Attorney Mark Stevens 24/7 @ 603.893.0074.

Mark Stevens,Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Mark Stevens
Tel: (603) 893-0074 | Fax: (603) 893-5022
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New Hampshire DWI Laws by New Hampshire Attorney Mark Stevens.

If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or facing charges for OUI, DWI, DUI, or BWI- Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for your free consultation and New Hampshire DWI case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 today!


If you have been arrested for DWI or aggravated DWI in New Hampshire please feel free to call me today for a free consultation. Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074.

Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
Tel: 603-893-0074 (24/7)

Merry Christmas from Salem, NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens 603.893.0074

The holiday season is here, and that brings with it increased police patrols all over the New Hampshire. Your chances of being stopped by the police are greater than ever due to increasing numbers of DWI roadblocks and “DWI saturation patrols”, which involve putting extra patrol cars on the road and making traffic stops for the most minor traffic infractions or equipment violations.

In fact, the New Hampshire State Police were actually given a grant to use by the end of the year that will allow them to super saturate the roadways over the holidays. Be advised you could find yourself in a variety of situations and it is best to know what to do before anything should occur!

More and more stops are made for having a plate light out, or an expired registration sticker. This is not because the police have taken a sudden interest in the robustness of your plate light; they need an excuse to stop you and look for drug or alcohol impairment. By taking a few simple precautionary steps you can reduce the risk of an unwanted encounter with the police this holiday season.

Here’s a Christmas Classic from nhdwilawyer:

 

Your chances of having an unwanted encounter with the police this month are high enough already. If you drive through a roadblock or even drive by a cruiser with an expired inspection sticker or a light out, it is like having a banner on your vehicle that says, “Stop Me”. A little precaution can avoid a lot of trouble.

 

    •Make sure that you are vigilant about keeping your license, registration and inspection stickers up to date. You should check all these today. You should also make sure that all the lighting is working on your vehicles before you drive, especially at night.
    •Burned out plate lights and tail lights are a magnet for blue lights during the holiday season. It is best to turn your car on and have a friend observe your plate lights and brake lights to insure they are working.

 

PREPARATION FOR GETTING STOPPED BY THE POLICE

It is not a bad idea to prepare for your car getting stopped. Don’t put your license in a difficult spot to pull it out quickly when you need to. Want to be super prepared? Practice taking your license out of your wallet in the safety of your home, then consider getting a registration holder if you do not already have one. (If you want one- send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you a registration holder for every one of your vehicles free of charge!) Then practice producing your license and registration fairly often, until it becomes natural. It will make it easier to do if you ever have to produce them under a pressurized roadside situation.
The best way to avoid getting arrested for DWI or any other crime is not to commit it. But many people who get accused of crimes did not commit them. If you practice the above tips you can take some proactive steps to lower your chances of being stopped and hassled by the police.

 

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Attorney Mark Stevens
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CALL TO ACTION

New Hampshire DWI laws. Have you been arrested for “driving while intoxicated” in New Hampshire? It is important to know what to do before you are under the pressure of an unwanted encounter with the police. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation about your case. My number is 1-603-893-0074 (24/7). I look forward to speaking with you.

 

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas from The Law Office of Mark Stevens

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and very Merry Christmas from Salem, New Hampshire DUI defense attorney Mark Stevens.  If you are just one of the many people traveling to see family and friends during the holidays, remember the tips in this video to avoid unwanted encounters with the police.

 Tips for Avoiding Unwanted Police Contacts

Watch this video for some precautionary tips to help you avoid unnecessary hassles from the cops over the holidays

If you do come across a less-than cheerful  run-in with the cops this holiday season remember to contact Salem, NH criminal defense attorney Mark Stevens as soon as possible (or roadside) for a free consultation and initial case evaluation (24/7)603.893.0074 or feel free to visit the sites listed below for more information.

We look forward to speaking with you.   Have a safe and joyful Christmas full of cheery bright spirits.

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Law Office of Mark Stevens

 

Mark Stevens, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Mark Stevens
Tel: (603) 893-0074 | Fax: (603) 893-5022
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DWI Checkpoints: Labor Day Weekend by NH DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens 603.893.0074 (24/7 & road-side)

This Labor Day holiday weekend traveling will be busy and could be potentially brutal for unexpected travelers. AAA estimates that about 29 million people are planning to hit the roads this Labor Day Weekend and heading somewhere… and so are the police along with increased patrols and plenty of random DUI Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints. New Hampshire has some of the toughest and most aggressive laws in the country to fight an intoxicated driving charge in and the NH State Police are ready to enforce them this weekend!

 

Possible places a Sobriety Checkpoint could cross YOUR path:
  • Franklin, NH (“The Lakes Region”)
  • Walpole, NH (Cheshire County areas)
  • Lancaster, NH (‘North Country’)
  • Seabrook, NH or Portsmouth, NH (highly likely in Seabrook)
  • Plymouth County, Massachusetts (locations undisclosed but will take place on a “public way”)

Please drive safe no matter how far you travel this holiday weekend. Be alert, prepared, and most of all be ready if the cops pull you over or stop your vehicle in a sobriety checkpoint/dui roadblock.  Remember, when the cops want to talk to you, Be a Zero, Zip it!, then Lawyer up and Shut up! If you are facing a DUI-DWI charge in New Hampshire, it is imperative you talk to a DWI-DUI Defense Lawyer BEFORE you talk to the cops or consent to any field sobriety tests!

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend,

Salem, NH DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens

Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079

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Arrests and indictments for economy-inspired crimes like shoplifting, willful concealment, robbery, burglary, larceny and other theft crimes are rising throughout New Hampshire.

If you have been arrested for shoplifting, willful concealment or any other theft crime in New Hampshire, or if someone wants to “ask you some questions”,”talk to you” or “have you come down to make out a statement”, call 1-603-893-0074 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

If a store detective, loss prevention employee or a police officer tries to question you regarding a shoplifting case, it is wise to contact a criminal defense lawyer before answering any questions or signing any statements. The stakes are high when you are faced with a shoplifting or other theft charge. The penalties for shoplifting, including the level of offense, depend on what the store and the cops claim the value of the goods were and what they can prove they were in court.

Here’s a copy of the Laws in New Hampshire about SHOPLIFTING:

New Hampshire Shoplifting Laws
RSA 644:17 (2008)
644:17 Willful Concealment and Shoplifting.
I. A person is guilty of willful concealment if, without authority, he willfully conceals the goods or merchandise of any store while still upon the premises of such store. Goods or merchandise found concealed upon the person shall be prima facie evidence of willful concealment.
II. A person is guilty of shoplifting if, with the purpose of depriving a merchant of goods or merchandise, he knowingly:
(a) Removes goods or merchandise from the premises of a merchant; or
(b) Alters, transfers, or removes any price marking affixed to goods or merchandise; or
(c) Causes the cash register or other sales recording device to reflect less than the merchant’s stated or advertised price for the goods or merchandise; or
(d) Transfers goods or merchandise from the container in which such goods or merchandise were intended to be sold to another container.
III. As used in this section:
(a) “Merchant” means the owner or operator of any place of business where merchandise is displayed, held, or stored, for sale to the public, or any agent or employee of such owner or operator.
(b) “Purpose to deprive” means to have the conscious object to appropriate the goods or merchandise of a merchant without paying the merchant’s stated or advertised price.
IV. Willful concealment shall be a misdemeanor. The penalty for shoplifting shall depend on the value of the property, as provided in RSA 637:11. As used in this section, “value” shall be determined in accordance with RSA 637:2, V.

**REMEMBER**

  • You do not need to give any loss prevention, store, or mall security your identification.
  • Do not let security or loss preventions departments take your photo, they are not the police.
  • Try and make sure you have some bail money on you, be polite, and do not resist the police.
  • Then call me right away, after you’ve been released (24/7) 1.603.893.0074

Call today for a free initial consultation:

Mark Stevens
Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
603-893-0074

 

Have a Safe & Pepper-Spray-Free Holiday Weekend!

The Law Offices of Mark Stevens

 

Arrested at Bike Week in Laconia? Laconia Motorcycle Rally Week 89th Anniversary June 9th – June 17th 2012

Arrested in Laconia?

LACONIA BIKE WEEK 2012

LACONIA’S 89th BIKE WEEK: America’s Oldest and Original Riding Rally. As Laconia kicks off the 89th anniversary of Laconia Bike Week, riders from around the country rev up their engines to take part in the action. Laconia Motorcycle Week represents 1 of 4 (original) Motorcycle Rally Weeks in the country. America’s oldest and original Riding Rally’s are the pinnacle of a culture shared among motorcycle enthusiasts across the globe. Motorcycle Rally Weeks, otherwise known as “Bike Week” brings thousands upon thousands of bikers from all over the world to join in the culture, festivities, races, and celebrate “riding” on a whole other level. Experienced riders know that with bike week comes police. Those who aren’t as familiar should be forewarned about the saturation of police throughout the entire state of NH, and Laconia is no exception. Preparing yourself in advance is key. Practice producing your license and registration in the event you are questioned by the cops. Those are just a few things you can do to be ready and if the cops want to ask you questions. If you’ve been hassled by the cops in New Hampshire or ARRESTED AT BIKE WEEK for DWI, DUI, OUI, or BWI (Boating while Intoxicated), call Salem, NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens at 1-603-893-0074 (24/7). Don’t wait- schedule your Free Consultation and Case Evaluation and “Lawyer Up!”


Mark Stevens

5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
1-603-893-0074

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Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year! Please drive safely. Please don’t drive drunk tonight; call a cab.  If you ignore this advice and get arrested for DWI, call me tonight or today at 1-603-893-0074.  Try to avoid unwanted police contact tonight by checking your lights, including plate lights before heading out tonight, and remembering to carry your driver’s license with you while driving.  Avoid driving if you have acvtive arrest warrants out for you.   Any equipment violation will get you stopped tonight because it’s New Year’s Eve. Take a cab if you need to or arrange for a designated driver before you start drinking. If you do run into any weekend arrests or issues with the police feel free to call at any time. Don’t wait until Monday! Call me at 1-603-893-0074 RIGHT NOW to plan your next steps.

If you are facing a DUI, DWI , aggravated DWI, “minor in possession”, “unlawful intoxication by a minor” “transportation of alcohol”, “conduct after an accident” (that means “leaving the scene of an accident”), “reckless driving”,  “simple assault” or other motor vehicle violation or criminal charges in a New Hampshire District Court or Superior Court, call Attorney Mark Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074 for a free initial consultation.  Don’t wait! New Hampshire DWI laws, New Hampshire criminal laws, penalties and case examples. Also remember that under New Hampshire’s aggravated DWI law that if you cooperate and blow into the breath test machine when the officer requests it, you can end up in jail.

If you have been arrested for DWI or aggravated DWI in New Hampshire please feel free to call me today for a free consultation. Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074.

Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
Tel.:  1-603-893-0074
 

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Don’t Tell the Cops What You Do for Work

New Hampshire DWI Lawyer .  If you have been stopped by the police in New Hampshire, and they suspect you of drunk driving, you will be asked to step out of your vehicle for a series of “field sobriety tests”, a set of three of more sidewalk gymnastics that are designed for you to fail.  New fairly new trick question that police have added to their arsenal of legal weapons to use against you is a question about your employment.

The cops ask the question, “So what do you do for work?”.  This seems like an innocent question, right?  It’s not.  You may ask, “what does this have to do with whether or not I’m drunk?”.  Here’s how the cops use your answer to this seemingly innocuous question against you in New Hampshire courts.

When you tell the cop what you do for work, especially if it is any type of physically demanding work, manual labor, or any job that requires you to stand or walk normally, they will write your occupation into the police report about your New Hampshire DWI arrest .  In court they will say that since you do “x, y or z” for a living that they established that you could balance yourself normally.  You do not have to answer this or any other pre-arrest questioning about your employment.  If the cop asks you questions about your employment at any time during your field sobriety tests, or just before or after these roadside acrobatics, he is about to arrest you for DWI.  It is just one more trick to take away your driver’s license.  Think before you answer, and ask to speak to an attorney right away.  Call me, Attorney Mark Stevens at 1-603-893-0074 right away.  Here is a short video about your right to remain silent:

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Were You Arrested at the 2011 Keene Pumpkin Festival?

New Hampshire DWI Lawyer.  Have you been arrested at the Annual Keene Pumpkin Festival this year?  Each year the “Pumpkin Festival” draws big crowds to Keene for the big celebration.  Unfortunately, for some people the weekend ends with an arrest for “minor in possession of alcohol” , “unlawful intoxication by a minor”, DWI or other alcohol related offenses.

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If you were arrested you were probably given a summons or bail paperwork that tells you on what date to appear in the Keene District Court.  Your first appearance date in the Keene District Court for these types of charges is usually your arraignment date.  This is where you first enter a plea of either “not guilty” or guilty.

New Hampshire has an unusual law prohibiting people under the age of 21 from intoxication or possession of alcohol.  The law is unusual because it subjects those convicted to a 90 day loss of their driver’s license, even if they were not driving or in a vehicle at all!

If you have been arrested for a New Hampshire alcohol or drug related charge please feel free to call me today for a free consultation: 1-603-893-0074.

Have a safe weekend,

Mark

Keene, NH

New Hampshire DWI laws. Call Salem, New Hampshire criminal defense Attorney Mark Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074 for a free consultation for your New Hampshire DWI or “aggravated DWI” charges.

Keene District Court

County: Cheshire

Jurisdiction: Towns of Alstead, Chesterfield, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, and  Winchester.

Keene District Court

3 Washington Street
P.O. Box 364
Keene, N.H. 03431

Phone: (603)352-2559

Court Schedule: Weekdays, 8:30 A.M. & 1:30 P.M.

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