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What Do I Do After A DUI?

Being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving is a frightening, embarrassing ordeal. You may have been pulled over, made to take breath tests and roadside sobriety tests, and handcuffed and taken to the police station. And that is just the beginning of the process.

At Starbranch Law in Portsmouth, we understand what you are going through. We have helped hundreds of clients with DUI/DWI charges. We are prepared to protect your rights and help you understand the charges you are facing. With over 30 years of experience, including working as a prosecutor, our lawyer knows how to fight DUI/DWI charges.

Steps To Take In A DUI/DWI Case

Do not mistake a DUI/DWI charge for a traffic violation. DUI/DWI charges start at a class B misdemeanor. Depending on the specifics of the case, you can be charged with a felony. DUI/DWI convictions remain on your record permanently and can affect you for life.

Do not plead guilty. A guilty plea is essentially the same as a conviction. If you have already pled guilty, talk to us about your options.

Request a hearing with the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You have 30 days from your arrest to request an administrative license suspension hearing. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to fight this suspension.

Talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You need someone to protect your rights in the administrative and criminal parts of the case. Don’t try to handle this alone.

When you work with us, you will have an experienced advocate protecting your rights. We will review your case and discuss your options with you. You will have an attorney representing you in the criminal case and at the DMV administrative hearing.

We Work Diligently To Get Charges Reduced Or Dismissed

Please call our Portsmouth, NH office at 603-436-5566 to schedule a consultation. If you prefer, you may email us.

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Harry N. Starbranch
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  • Portsmouth Office
    Nathaniel Walker House
    171 Middle Street
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
    Phone: 603-436-5566
    Fax: 603-373-8421