Happy St. Patrick’s Day from NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens

New Hampshire DWI Laws. The cops will be looking for excuses to pull over vehicles on St. Patrick’s Day so don’t give them a reason to stop you.  Before you drive anywhere with a green mouth make sure you have your lights working including your plate lights as well as license and registration. Due to an increase in St. Patrick’s Day police presence there will also likely be a lot of other arrests such as operating after license suspension, possession of marijuana, and other violations. 
If the police cannot smell alcohol, or the driver passes the breath test they may arrest someone for drug impairment. Once a driver passes a breath test, there are another whole series of tests performed by the police on the driver to “detect drug impairment”. Don’t get caught in this trap.  Remember You Don’t Have to Talk to the Cops. Lawyer Up & Shut Up- Then Call Mark Stevens! 603.893.0261 (24/7)

If you or someone you know has an unwanted police encounter during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and festivities in Boston or New Hampshire, you may be wondering whether or not you need a lawyer to help you fight these charges.

Call Attorney Mark Stevens ([24/7] or roadside) at 603-893-0074 or 603-893-0261 to contact a qualified attorney who fights cases like these every day. Attorney Mark Stevens is located in Salem, New Hampshire but is admitted to practice in all New Hampshire and Massachusetts courts. Attorney Stevens will know what to do call now to set up your free consultation and initial case evaluation. 

For More Information on DWI Laws or Information on Attorney Stevens visit NHDWILaws.com or ByeByeDWI.comPrefer to Book a Free Consultation Online? Visit DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens at NHCrime.com and scroll to the bottom to fill out the consultation request form. We look forward to speaking with you.

You can plug my number into your contacts right now on your cell phone for when you are hassled:

1-603-893-0074 (24/7) or 1-603-893.0261 (24/7)

If you get arrested feel free to call me at anytime. I look forward to speaking with you.
DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens

 
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Why You Shouldn’t Always Blow from Salem, NH DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 (24/7)

Reasonable Reasons You Should Refuse Field Sobriety Tests from NH DUI Lawyer Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 (24/7)

 

According to DUI  attorneys roadside sobriety tests currently remain one of the most common ways used by police to measure your level of intoxication. If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, you should bear in mind that you don’t have to take these tests and here’s why…

 

Field sobriety tests are designed to do 2 main things:

1.) To trick you.
2.) For you to fail.

 

Field Sobriety Tests  (FST’s) are known to be an inaccurate measurement of sobriety. Results can be attributed to a variety of factors including weather, medication, the surface upon which they are conducted, type of footwear you are wearing, injuries, and even just anxiety.

 

Here are some reasons that many people refuse a field sobriety test:

1) Results can vary dramatically.

2) Tests can be inaccurate – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; several of the most popular FSTs are highly inaccurate. Take the walk-and-turn test for example. Even when administered perfectly, it only has a 68% accuracy rate.

3) Personal medical conditions can play a large role in the outcome – If you’re an individual who experiences inner ear problems; pain in your arms, feet, legs, or back; vision problems; etc., these can all play a role in the outcome of your tests, and will likely effect it negatively.

 

Field sobriety tests also assume that each person is exactly the same – same height, same weight, and without disabilities or other sicknesses. This means that if the field sobriety test alone can convict people, nearly one in three people would be wrongly arrested.

 

These reasons are just a few of the many why you should consider declining a cop’s request to perform a field sobriety test.

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.

 

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.

 

 

Mark Stevens, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Mark Stevens
Tel: (603) 893-0074 | Fax: (603) 893-5022
info@byebyedwi.com | byebyedwi.com

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Salem, New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074

Be Prepared this Weekend, the chances of being pulled over are higher than usual! The New Hampshire and Massachusetts State Police are vigilantly working to keep aggressive, drunk, and unsafe drivers off the road. Friday May 25th- Monday May 28th  the State Police from NH and MA will use every method available including sobriety checkpoints/DWI Roadblocks, courtesy and speeding detail patrol units, aircraft radar control, and marked and unmarked vehicles. MA and NH State Police have extra-large quantities of State Police on duty this weekend to keep roads safer and fatality rates down.

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.

PREPARATION FOR THIS WORST CASE SCENARIO – It is not a bad idea to prepare for this event. Have your license and registration in an easy place to find and an easy place to quickly and effortlessly produce upon demand. Don’t put your license in a difficult spot to pull it out quickly when you need to. Practice taking your license out of your wallet in the safety of your home. CONSIDER GETTING A REGISTRATION HOLDER TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION IN. If you do not have one send me an e-mail 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. It will make it easier if you have to produce them under a pressurized situation.

Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend,
New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens
 Law Office of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
info@byebyedwi.com
www.byebyedwi.com

Arrested in New Hampshire?  Follow this Call to Action!

A Call to Action:
Have you or a loved one been arrested? If you have, you’ve probably just endured the worst day of your life. Your anxiety level is probably the highest it has ever been. It is important right now that you promptly take steps to protect your rights.

The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represents people accused of DWI and other crimes. Call right now for a free initial consultation at 603-893-0074. In New Hampshire call 1-800-DWI-LAWS. We look forward to speaking with you.

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