Deerfield, NH asked in DUI / DWI for New Hampshire

Q: I got a class b dwi and class a agravated dwi. What does that mean?

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Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: You have been charged in the alternative. You can only be sentenced on one offense. It is common for the state to charge both an aggravated and a DWI 1st in many scenarios: a test over .16, eluding police, high speed etc. If state fails to prove the aggravating circumstance then court can consider if state proved the DWI.

A DWI 1st carries no possibility of jail and an aggravated has a mandatory minimum jail sentence, longer loss of license and higher fine. This means that a Aggravated DWI is much more serious and as such it also means that if you qualify the court will appoint an attorney to represent you.

An aggravated DWI is serious and you should consult with a DWI lawyer as soon as possible

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