Facing DUI Or DWI Charges? Get Help From An Established And Proven New Hampshire Defense Attorney.
DUI or DWI charges can have substantial effects on your life and your freedoms. The consequences include fines, license suspension, incarceration, court-mandated alcohol programs, insurance rate increases and potentially a loss of employment. Attorney Christopher Wells has helped hundreds of clients in Cheshire County and Sullivan County in New Hampshire through DWI charges.
If you are stopped by a police officer, don’t panic. Call Wells Law, PC, at 603-276-3285 to schedule a consultation. Meanwhile, read on to keep the following five things in mind to minimize your chances of getting in trouble.
Five Keys To A Successful DWI Defense
- You are only required to produce your license and registration.
If an officer asks you where you’ve been, where you’re going or whether you have been drinking or requests that you take a pre-arrest sobriety test, you have the legal right to not answer any questions or participate in any way. You are only required to provide your license and registration. If you are asked any other questions, you can politely respond with “Officer, I do not care to discuss that” or “No, I am not willing to do a sobriety test.” Even if you are arrested, you can still refuse to take any post-arrest sobriety tests, including a breath test. Refusal at this stage may result in a license suspension but is still better than having your license suspended due to drunk driving. If the state has that evidence against you, you may face conviction.
- You have the right to remain silent.
You must provide basic information to proceed, including your name and address. But you are not required to answer any questions on alcohol consumption or anything that may be used against you. Do not waive these rights, and do not say anything you don’t have to until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
- The legal limit for adults is .08; for minors, it’s .02.
You may not feel the effects of alcohol consumption, but the legal limit is fairly low. Only take a chemical test (breath/blood/urine) if you are absolutely sure you are below the legal limit. And if you do take a test, immediately go to the hospital upon your release to get a second blood test.
- Always be cooperative and courteous.
No matter how frustrated or overwhelmed you may be, always be courteous and polite to any officers or state officials. Being combative will only hurt your efforts down the road.
- Consulting an Attorney can save you time and money.
There is no substitute for an experienced, effective and proven criminal trial lawyer. Attorney Christopher Wells can help you avoid any charges at all, investigate your case to determine if there were any missteps taken by law enforcement or if you have a valid defense, and guide you through the system. Attorney Wells is more than just a good criminal defense lawyer – after three decades of helping people charged with DWI, he understands the medical, physiological and psychological effects of alcohol on the body. He has an extensive knowledge of alcohol testing equipment, the science of standardized field sobriety testing and the complexities of New Hampshire DWI laws and statutes.
Get Your Consultation For DUI/DWI Defense
Do not wait to speak to an Attorney if you are facing a DUI or DWI charge. Call Attorney Wells at the firm in Keene today at 603-276-3285 or send him an email at the office.