DWI dismissed for reckless driving; DMV ALS withdrawn

HAMPTON DISTRICT COURT (July, 2022). We are very pleased that we were able to negotiate a very favorable resolution that resulted in their DWI 1st being dismissed while they pled guilty to the lesser, non-criminal violation of reckless driving. The State also agreed to withdraw the DMV's administrative license suspension (ALS). ALS goes into effect 30 days from arrest on a 1st offense misdemeanor B DWI if one refuses a breath or blood test, provides a breath sample of over .08, a blood sample of .08 or higher, or .02 or more if you are under 21 years of age. Further, ALS suspensions run consecutively to any court ordered license suspension. It is important to understand this interplay when facing a DWI case in New Hampshire.