had a spat of oui's after falling hard off the wagon. first 2 in maine, last one in new hampshire. the third one made me an habitual offender. missed my new hampshire court date as i was incarcerated in maine. will my jail time i did in maine cover the 30 days new hampshire says i must do?
I am licensed in Maine and can tell you that Maine and New Hampshire do not combine OUI's. Notwithstanding, the third OUI, or any 3 major offenses classify you as an HO in Maine. All states look at your prior driving record from all other states within the 10 year period or particular state's laws, so Maine probably looked at your prior convictions. If you had not been convicted in NH at the time you were found guilty of the second Maine charge, you should not have done 30 days. In any event, NH will not give you credit for the jail time in Maine unless the county attorney in NH and the District Attorney in Maine agreed before you were sentenced in Maine, that that would be the case. It sounds like you did not have an attorney in Maine, or that you had one that gave you bad advice, or that you are not complete in your facts. You need a NH attorney at this time.
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