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
info@byebyedwi.com | www.byebyedwi.com

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)

Hassled by the Cops in Loudon, NH? Call New Hampshire DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens- He’ll Know What to Do! 603.893.0074 (24/7)

Busted for DWI at the NH Motor Speedway? Call NH Defense Attorney Mark Stevens and Lawyer Up! 1-603-893-0074 24/7  New Hampshire DWI laws and New Hampshire criminal laws in action. Be prepared to assert your Miranda rights and call Attorney Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074. Once the questions about drinking start, you are probably about to get arrested. Free initial consultation and case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you.

Here are a few tips and precautionary methods to help avoid any unwanted contacts with the cops:

1. Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid

An important reminder if you are driving this weekend is to make sure that your car has a valid inspection sticker, as well as a valid registration. When you drive into a roadblock, or even drive by the police this weekend without a valid inspection sticker you can count on being stopped and hassled. The police will take any chance they can get to pull you over for any reason! Like all other motor vehicle codes, the police often co-opt this to see if you have been drinking or have drugs in your car. The penalty for a violation of this section of the motor vehicle code is $60, but the real penalty is when the police smell alcohol or suspect that you have been drinking after stopping you for the lack of an inspection sticker. Many drivers who are initially stopped for this minor violation end up charged with DWI, DUI or OUI. AVOID one potential for this by making sure your inspection stickers are up to date.

2. Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work

Everyone driving at night should check their brake lights, plate lights, and other lighting, as well as their inspection stickers and license plates, to avoid some unwanted interaction with police. Avoid giving the police some of these chances to legally stop you by making sure that all your lights are functioning, your registration and inspection stickers are up to date, and your license is valid.

3. Don’t Tell the Cops You Take Prescription Meds

So what happens when the police think you’re intoxicated but they can’t smell alcohol? They will usually ask you if you take any medications. If a cop suspects you of intoxication and asks you if you take medications, you are at high risk to get arrested. If you answer “yes” and describe what you take, even if it’s prescribed to you, it increases your risk of arrest.

There is no better time to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer than when a cop asks you if you are taking prescription drugs. Most innocent people believe that if they explain to the police that they are taking medications exactly as their doctor prescribed them they will steer clear of the DWI net the police are trying to catch them in. Wrong. Be careful how you answer any question posed by the police when you are stopped.

Choose your actions wisely!  Be polite; don’t be a jerk, even if the officer is completely off-base for arresting you in the first place.  Don’t cry, bash your head against the cruiser window, tell the cop you want to die, don’t call the cops names or tell him he’s stupid, or anything else of that nature.  Don’t tell him you know important people, that you know a lawyer, or that he is going to be sorry for arresting you.  He’s not.

In this video Salem, NH criminal defense lawyer Mark Stevens explains why you don’t have to talk to the cops. If the police question you regarding involvement in any type of crime, you aren’t required to answer.  Remain silent and remember to call your lawyer before you speak to the cops.  You can focus on your defense by remaining silent.  Watch this video for more:

Call Attorney Mark Stevens if you’ve been accused or charged with DWI, driving after suspension, “reckless driving”, “aggravated DWI”, or any other criminal charges, 24/7 at 1-603-893-0074. The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represent people accused of violating New Hampshire DWI laws and other crimes. Call right now for a free initial consultation and case evaluations at (603)-893-0074 or visit us online at byebyedwi.com for more information!

If you’ve been arrested for DWI, OUI, BWI,  or other criminal or motor vehicle charges, call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for a free initial consultation and evaluation for your New Hampshire DWI at 1-603-893-0074 or toll-free in NH at 1-800-DWI-LAWS. We look forward to speaking with you.

Have a great weekend and please drive safely,

Attorney Mark Stevens

Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway Salem, NH
www.byebyedwi.com
603.893.0074 24/7

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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

To prevent any hassles from a potential road-side situation save this number in your phone NOW

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Attorney Stevens CELL #  603.785.6458

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*POLL: Broken IPAD 2 = Sushi Plate?? *

Dear Apple,

My IPAD 2 broke 2 weeks ago. I did not drop it, smash it, lose it, or drop it in a toilet.  Simply put: It only works when plugged in. Despite the purchase of my Apple Care plan, neither the Apple Store nor Apple themselves will fix it!  At first they agreed to order the “part” I may need for my sealed IOS device, yet due to the Apple’s ‘run-around’ they have now offered  me a FULL refund of my Apple Care plan…  I wonder why my Apple Care plan doesn’t cover replacements?

I want YOUR ideas on what I should use my broken IPAD for besides a Sushi Plate!

Take this New Poll and Tell Me What You Would Do with a Broken IPAD 2…

Busted for DWI at the NH Motor Speedway? Call NH Defense Attorney Mark Stevens and Lawyer Up! 1-603-893-0074 24/7

“Survive the drive. Think before you drink,” and remember if you get hassled by the cops: Don’t Talk! You Might Walk. If the police stop and want to ask you questions this weekend during the races in Loudon, don’t wait, call New Hampshire DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens at 1.603.893.0074 and LAWYER UP today!

In this video Salem, NH criminal defense lawyer Mark Stevens explains why you don’t have to talk to the cops. If the police question you regarding involvement in any type of crime, you aren’t required to answer.  Remain silent and remember to call your lawyer before you speak to the cops.

New Hampshire DWI laws and New Hampshire criminal laws in action. Be prepared to assert your Miranda rights and call Attorney Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074. Free initial consultation and case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you!

Here are a few tips and precautionary methods to help avoid any unwanted contacts with the cops:

1. Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid

  • An important reminder if you are driving this weekend is to make sure that your car has a valid inspection sticker, as well as a valid registration. When you drive into a roadblock, or even drive by the police this weekend without a valid inspection sticker you can count on being stopped and hassled. The police will take any chance they can get to pull you over for any reason! Like all other motor vehicle codes, the police often co-opt this to see if you have been drinking or have drugs in your car. The penalty for a violation of this section of the motor vehicle code is $60, but the real penalty is when the police smell alcohol or suspect that you have been drinking after stopping you for the lack of an inspection sticker. Many drivers who are initially stopped for this minor violation end up charged with DWI, DUI or OUI. AVOID one potential for this by making sure your inspection stickers are up to date.

2. Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work

  • Everyone driving at night should check their brake lights, plate lights, and other lighting, as well as their inspection stickers and license plates, to avoid some unwanted interaction with police. Avoid giving the police some of these chances to legally stop you by making sure that all your lights are functioning, your registration and inspection stickers are up to date, and your license is valid.

3. Don’t Tell the Cops You Take Prescription Meds

  • So what happens when the police think you’re intoxicated but they can’t smell alcohol? They will usually ask you if you take any medications. If a cop suspects you of intoxication and asks you if you take medications, you are at high risk to get arrested. If you answer “yes” and describe what you take, even if it’s prescribed to you, it increases your risk of arrest.
  • There is no better time to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer than when a cop asks you if you are taking prescription drugs. Most innocent people believe that if they explain to the police that they are taking medications exactly as their doctor prescribed them they will steer clear of the DWI net the police are trying to catch them in. Wrong. Be careful how you answer any question posed by the police when you are stopped.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, OUI, BWI,  or other criminal or motor vehicle charges, call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for a free initial consultation and evaluation for your New Hampshire DWI at 1-603-893-0074 or toll-free in NH at 1-800-DWI-LAWS. We look forward to speaking with you.

Have a great weekend and please drive safely,

Attorney Mark Stevens

Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway Salem, NH
www.byebyedwi.com
603.893.0074 24/7
 
 Mark L. Stevens
“Survive the Drive. Think Before You Drink,” is just one of the many safety slogans major New Hampshire highways and interstates are advertising as part of a campaign with the Governors Highway Safety Association; “The States’ Voice on Highway Safety.”  GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues, including: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding.”

Attorney Mark Stevens Radio Interview on WSMN 1590 and the Friends of Kevin Radio Show

 

 Mark Stevens Radio Interview on WSMN 1590 with Kevin Willette

Kevin Willette, host of the “Friends of Kevin Radio Show on 1590 WSMN Nashua’s News and Talk  is joined byMark Stevens from ByeByeDWI.com  in this must-hear episode.

  Mark  offers real-situation advice on responding to the police when questioned, standard police tactics to be aware of, and warning signs to watch out for. Mark also explains and discusses with Kevin exactly what to do and not do if you get detained by the police for a potential DWI arrest.

Link to Radio Interview:

 

http://friendsofkevin.com/fokradiomarkstevens

NH Law of the Day: Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury or property damage is against the law in every state. In New Hamphire this offense is called “conduct after an accident”. The penalties for a conviction for this offense in New Hampshire are steep. Contact me today at 1-603-893-0074 if you have been charged with “conduct after an accident” or leaving the scene of an accident in New Hampshire.

Below is the New Hampshire law on “Conduct After an Accident” under RSA 264:25:

RSA 264:25 (2010)

264:25 Conduct After Accident.

I. The driver of a vehicle who knows or should have known that he or she has just been involved in any accident which resulted in death, personal injury or damages to property, shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident and give to the driver or owner of any other vehicle involved in said accident, and to any person injured, and to the owner of any property damaged, the driver’s name and address, driver’s license number, the registration number of the vehicle and the name and address of each occupant. If by reason of injury, absence or removal from the place of the accident, or other cause, such injured person, or driver of such other vehicle, or owner of the property damaged, or any of them, is unable to understand or receive the information required in this section, such information shall be given to any uniformed police officer arriving at the scene of the accident or immediately to a police officer at the nearest police station. Any person driving a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident or any person who owns a vehicle which was illegally parked when it was involved in an accident shall within 15 days after such accident report in writing to the division the facts required hereunder together with a statement of the circumstances if any person is injured or killed, or if damage to property is in excess of $1,000, unless the accident is investigated by a police officer, in which case a report filed by such officer shall satisfy the requirements of this section; provided, however, that any person not otherwise required by this paragraph to file a report, who owns a vehicle which was involved in an accident, may file a report as provided by this paragraph. Voluntary intoxication shall not constitute a defense in the matter of knowledge under the provisions of this section. All reports, filed as required in this paragraph, shall be in the form prescribed by the director and shall contain information to enable the division to determine whether the requirements for the deposit of security under RSA 264:3 are inapplicable by reason of the existence of insurance or other exceptions specified in that chapter. If such driver is physically or mentally incapable of making such report, the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident or the owner’s representative shall, after learning of the accident, forthwith make such report. The driver or the owner shall furnish such additional relevant information as the division shall require. The provisions of this section shall be of general application and shall not be restricted to a way as defined in RSA 259.

II. No report required under paragraph I, nor any certificate issued by the director under the authority provided by this paragraph, may be used as evidence in any criminal trial arising out of a reported accident where the reporting party is a defendant except that:

(a) The director may use such report in connection with the director’s duties under RSA 264:3.

(b) The director may furnish upon demand of any party to a trial, or upon demand of any court or law enforcement agency, a certificate showing that a specified report has or has not been filed with the director, and, if such report has been made, the date, time and location of the accident, the names and addresses of the drivers and owners of the vehicles involved and the investigating officers if known.

III. This section shall not prevent the prosecution of any charges brought under RSA 264:28 or RSA 264:29.

Attorney Mark Stevens

Law Office of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
1-603-893-0074

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