5 Reasons to Fight Your DWI Case in New Hampshire

5 Reasons to Fight Your DWI Case in New Hampshire by Salem, NH Criminal Defense DUI Attorney Mark Stevens 603.893.0074 (24/7 or roadside)

 

You may feel as if your life is over after getting arrested for a DWI in New Hampshire. Attorney Mark Stevens has seen many people whom contact him for advice after they pleaded guilty to a DWI. Unfortunately for them, it is too late. The arrest and conviction will be on their record forever. These folks have trouble getting jobs, moving to new apartments, getting approved for loans. It’s sad to see. If only we would’ve been able to reach them BEFORE they were convicted; things may have been different.

 

It’s so important to fight your DWI charges. Your freedom, your driver’s license and your job could be at risk if you plead guilty. These are just a few of the reasons why fighting the charges may be the best decision you can make after a New Hampshire DWI arrest:

• The prosecution may not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. A New Hampshire DWI defense attorney will look at the ins-and-outs of your case and may notice that there are defenses. Maybe the police officer didn’t operate the breath test machine properly. Perhaps the breath machine wasn’t calibrated correctly and misread your BAC level. An experienced DWI attorney can find these issues and argue them for you.

• The consequences of a DWI can put a huge roadblock in your life. Think about what it is like to not have a driver’s license. There are so many things you can’t do without one, beyond just driving. Now, think about what it is like to go to jail. It’s a scary thought, right? However, jail is definitely a possibility if you plead guilty to certain types of New Hampshire DWI charges, like aggravated DWI or DWI subsequent charges. What would happen if you lost your job? What would happen if you can’t get a job 10 years from now because of this mistake? It’s not fair, but it’s exactly what happens to many of those who plead guilty.

• Fighting your case can actually be cheaper than pleading guilty. The average costs for a DWI conviction can be higher than the legal fees for a DWI. If you plead guilty, you will likely have court costs and fines. In addition, you may have to get transportation to and from work for an extended period of time after your license is suspended, your insurance premium will go sky-high, you could lose your job. It is worth it? Probably not. The best thing to do may be to hire a lawyer and fight the case.

• A skilled New Hampshire DWI attorney has the knowledge you need to fight your case. We have all seen TV courtroom dramas, but don’t think you can fight your New Hampshire DWI on that knowledge alone. There is a New Hampshire DWI lawyer waiting for your call to help someone like you fight their DWI: an attorney who defends people after their DWI arrests.

• There is still hope. You shouldn’t give up without a fight. If you fight your charges you will have a chance to save your license and your freedom. If you plead guilty, you will lose any opportunity to have your DWI charges dropped. If you fight, you have a chance of coming out of this situation unscathed. Why not try? You have a Constitutional right to a trial –take that right and fight!

 

Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074 to arrange a free initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you about your case!  Please contact Attorney Mark Stevens at 1-603-893-0074 TODAY or visit NHCrime.com  if you have been charged with DWI or aggravated DWI. Schedule your free consultation right now!

Attorney Mark Stevens
Law Offices of Mark Stevens, 5 Manor Pkwy. Salem, NH 03079

603-893-0074 (24/7)

 

 

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

Superbowl Driving Tips by New Hampshire DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens

Good Luck to the Patriots this weekend from the Law Office of Mark Stevens!  We’d like to wish the New England Patriots much success at the Superbowl this weekend, and for everyone celebrating a safe and successful Superbowl Sunday!

Have a great Superbowl Weekend and don’t forget-  if you go out to watch the Super Bowl, the cops will be everywhere on your way home. They will be looking for an excuse to stop your vehicle. Don’t give them a reason to stop you!  Watch this new YouTube video for helpful hints that may help avoid unwanted police contacts after the Patriots win the Super Bowl. New Hampshire DWI laws. 

 

If you do get stopped by the police this weekend, please feel free to call me today at 1-603-893-0074 for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and next steps. New Hampshire DWI laws and New Hampshire DWI penalties are tough. If you decide to blow into the breath gadget at the police station you can actually go to jail if the number on the breath gadget is high enough! Choose carefully what to do.
 

If you have been arrested for DWI in New Hampshire, please feel free to call me today. I look forward to speaking with you!

Attorney Mark Stevens

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

 

info@byebyedwi.com

http://www.byebyedwi.com/

Super Bowl Driving Tips by New Hampshire DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens

New Hampshire DWI laws. Congratulations to the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship! Remember if you go out to watch the Super Bowl that the cops will be everywhere on your way home. They will be looking for an excuse to stop your vehicle. Don’t give them a cheap shot at stopping you! Watch this new YouTube video with some helpful hints that may help avoid unwanted police contacts after the Patriots win the Super Bowl.

If you ignore these tips and get arrested any way, please feel free to call me today at 1-603-893-0074 for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and next steps. New Hampshire DWI laws and New Hampshire DWI penalties are tough. If you decide to blow into the breath gadget at the police station you can actually go to jail if the number on the breath gadget is high enough ! Choose carefully what to do.

If you have been arrested for DWI in New Hampshire, please feel free to call me today! I look forward to speaking with you.

Attorney Mark Stevens

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

info@byebyedwi.com

http://www.byebyedwi.com/

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