You should definitely consult an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in that area of NH. When you consult with the attorney, he or she will be answer your questions and dispel any rumors, myths or urban legends that you may have been told about the NH judicial system.
In NH, if you are parked with the engine running and the lights on, you are considered to be "driving" for purposes of DUI because you have actual physical control of the vehicle.
If your BAC on the breath test was 0.09, you may have a chance to win your DUI case. You should contact an experienced DUI in NH to review your case. I am available at 603-434-4125 for a consultation.
In order to have the record of your DUI conviction annulled, you must wait the mandatory 10 years after the completion of your sentence. I would advise that you speak with an attorney prior to filing the petition to annul in order to make sure that you have met the required 10 years after conviction AND completion of your sentence which could include but not limited to fines, loss of license, etc.
If you hold a NH driver's license and are convicted of a motor vehicle offense in Massachusetts which carries a suspension of your driving privileges, the NH DMV will also suspend your NH driver's license until you get your driving privileges in Massachusetts reinstated.
In New Hampshire, you may be entitled to a court appointed attorney if you are charged with a Class A Misdemeanor (maximum penalty of $2,000 fine plus 24% penalty assessment and or 12 months in jail) or a felony.
However, if you are charged with a Class B Misdemeanor (maximum penalty of $1,200 fine plus 24% penalty assessment), you are not entitled to a court appointed attorney. You should contact the court to determine the level of offense that you are facing. You can also find out at...
In NH, criminal convictions do not just "clear" off of your criminal record after a certain period of time. You need to take affirmative steps to annul the record of your conviction. You should speak with an experienced NH criminal defense attorney regarding a petition to annul your conviction.
If you simply move to Massachusetts, nothing will happen unless leaving New Hampshire or living in New Hampshire was one of your bail conditions. If you fail to appear for your sentencing hearing, the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. If NH authorities know where you are living and are willing to extradite you from Massachusetts, then MA authorities can arrest you, hold you and wait to see if NH will obtain a Governor's Warrant for your return to NH.
Generally speaking, it...
In New Hampshire, the minimum fine is $350 plus $84 penalty assessment for Possession of a Controlled Drug which is a misdemeanor. It does not matter that it was a small amount in New Hampshire. If you are under the age of 21, you could also face a loss of license of 90 days up to 6 months if you hold a NH driver's license.
In NH, if you hold a probationary license like your grandson and get a moving violation conviction such as road racing, the NH Department of Safety will suspend your license for 20 days if this is his first offense.
Your grandson received a fine and 30 day license suspension from the court. However, the 20 days suspension is in addition to the 30 day suspension and is an administrative suspension which is separate from the courts.
If he does not turn his license in pursuant to the...