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NH DUI Penalties

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NH DUI Penalties

DUI - First Offense

RSA 265-A:18 for DUI Law Details

A Class B Misdemeanor, Fine not less than $620. Mandatory Minimum loss of license 9 months, up to 2 years. It can be reduced to 90 days under certain conditions. IDCMP alcohol evaluation & following all recommendations & IDEP alcohol programs must be completed before you get your license back. IDEP program is 20 hours. Assuming you do not require additional counseling, the costs of these programs are around $800. DWI is a Major violation toward Habitual Offender law. If driver is under 21 minimum of one year loss of license. All drivers will need SR-22 insurance for 3 years.

Aggravated DWI

A Class A Misdemeanor, Fine not less than $750 and penalty assessment. Mandatory Minimum loss of license 18 months, up to 2 years. 6 months can be suspended with Judge's discretion.

Mandatory Jail time Minimum 17 days in jail up to a year in jail (12 days of the jail can be suspended/not imposed, but you must serve at least 5 days in jail).

IDCMP alcohol evaluation & following all recommendations & IDEP alcohol programs must be completed before you get your license back.

If Aggravated DWI is for causing serious bodily injury then it is a felony. Mandatory 14 days in jail up to 3 and half years - 7 years in prison. Fine $1000-$4000. Plus, other conditions of aggravated DWI.

2nd Offense DWI

A Class A Misdemeanor, Fine not less than $750 plus penalty assessment.

Loss of License: At least 3 years.

If previous DWI was within 2 years then Mandatory Jail time Minimum 30 days in jail up to a year in jail (an additional 30 days jail is suspended upon prompt completion of the IDCMP).

If previous DWI was between 2 years and 10 years then Mandatory Jail time Minimum 5 days in jail up to a year in jail.

IDCMP alcohol evaluation & following all recommendations & IDEP alcohol programs must be completed before you get your license back. Major violation toward Habitual Offender law. Need SR-22 insurance. Interlock device 1-2 years.

3rd Offense DWI

A Class A Misdemeanor, Fine not less than $750 plus penalty assessment.

Loss of license indefinite. May petition for reinstatement after 5 years.

Mandatory Jail time Minimum 30 days in jail up to a year in jail up to a year. Minimum 6 months suspended jail time.

IDCMP alcohol evaluation & following all recommendations & IDEP alcohol programs must be completed before you get your license back. Interlock device required. SR 22 insurance required.

4th or Subsequent Offense DWI

A Class B Felony, Fine not less than $750 plus penalty assessment.

Loss of License: Indefinite. May petition for reinstatement after 7 years.

Mandatory Jail time Minimum 30 days in jail up to 7 years in jail.

IDCMP alcohol evaluation & following all recommendations & IDEP alcohol programs must be completed before you get your license back.  Interlock device required.SR 22 insurance required.

Refusing a breath test or providing a sample over the legal limit

For a first offense 6 months loss of license. For a second offense 2 years loss of license. It runs in addition to any criminal sentence.

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