A DUI in NH can become a Felony level Aggravated DWI in New Hampshire when you cause a motor vehicle, boating or OHRV collision resulting in serious bodily injury to yourself or another person. Needless to say, a Felony conviction is extremely serious and can negatively impact your life for years to come.
When your DWI results in a serious bodily injury the penalties are greatly enhanced. For example, you face the following:
A) Conviction for a Class B Felony (punishable by up to 7 years in prison)
B) You shall be fined not less than $1,000;
C) You shall be sentenced to 35 days in jail of which 21 says shall be suspended. The Court will refer you to an Impaired Driver Care Management Program or “IDCMP” for a full substance use disorder evaluation.
D) You shall complete the substance use disorder evaluation within 60 days of release and comply with the service plan developed.
E) The Court shall order an interlock device;
F) Your license will be revoked for not less than 18 months and, at the court’s discretion, for a period not to exceed 2 years. The Court may suspend 6 months of this sentence provided that you schedule a substance use disorder evaluation within 30 days of release and complete the substance use disorder evaluation within 60 days of release.
When facing any DWI offense, especially an Aggravated DWI offense, you are looking at a criminal conviction on your record, serving time in jail, paying substantial fines to the court, paying for costly rehabilitation programming and suffering a substantial loss of license. Therefore, it makes sense to call Attorneys Shepherd & Osborne and schedule a free consultation.
Our telephone number is: 603-595-5525