When Can I Get My License Back?

Generally, people who lose their license as a result of DWI do so for two different reasons.

New Hampshire’s DWI law contains minimum mandatory suspensions in the event of a conviction. For a first offense, the minimum license loss is 9 months and a maximum of 2 years. However, the suspension can be reduced to 90 days in some circumstances. For a second offense, the mandatory period of license suspension is 18 months and the maximum is 2 years.

In addition to the penalty that can be imposed by a judge, a person who refuses to take a breath test is subject to administrative license suspension for 180 days. If the person has a prior refusal or DWI conviction, then the administration license suspension is for 2 years. This period is in addition to any loss of license imposed by a court.

If a person takes a BAC test and receives a result of over .08 (or as low as .02 in some cases) then they also lose their license of 180 days for a first offense and 2 years for a second offense.

These periods of license suspension can vary if certain circumstances exist. You should consult with an experienced DWI attorney to make sure that you know all of your options.


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