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Defending Clients for Driving While Intoxicated

With offices in Boston, Methuen, and Burlington, DiBella Law Offices, P.C., handles cases in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. If you have been charged with DWI in New Hampshire, our knowledgeable criminal attorney can assist you. With more than 10 years of experience and full knowledge of DWI laws and potential penalties, our defense lawyer is extremely efficient and hardworking.

We Work to Minimize DWI Penalties

As your criminal defense firm, we act with urgency to build a strong defense on your behalf. In New Hampshire, a "wet reckless" plea bargain might be accepted when the amount of alcohol is just at the legal limit, if there was no resulting motor vehicle accident or if you have no prior record. This is a conviction of reckless driving that carries lesser penalties than a conviction for DWI.

Whether facing a first offense or subsequent offense, you face potential penalties that include the following:

  • First offense over 21 years of age (.08 BAC): Driver’s license suspension ranging from nine months to two years, monetary fines of at least $500, required completion of an Impaired Driver Intervention Program (IDIP), participation in a treatment and recovery plan overseen by the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP), and an ignition interlock device
  • First offense under 21 years of age (.02 BAC): Possible charges in addition to underage DUI, including minor in possession and minor in consumption, mandatory driver’s license suspension, and an ignition interlock device
  • Second offense: Minimum mandatory imprisonment of at least 60 days, driver’s license suspension for at least three years, monetary fines of at least $750, full substance abuse evaluation and recovery plan with the IDCMP, and an ignition interlock device
  • Third offense: Minimum mandatory imprisonment of at least 180 days, driver’s license suspension for at least five years, monetary fines of at least $750, full substance abuse evaluation and recovery plan with the IDCMP, and an ignition interlock device
  • Fourth and subsequent offense: Classified as a felony, minimum mandatory imprisonment of at least 180 days, indefinite driver’s license suspension with reapplication not possible until seven years from the date of conviction, monetary fines of at least $750, full substance abuse evaluation and recovery plan with the IDCMP, and an ignition interlock device

We have three offices in Methuen, Burlington, and Boston - call us today at (781) 262-3338 to arrange a free initial consultation.