Refusal To Submit To A Chemical Test
Implied consent gives the arresting officer the right to request a blood or breath test. If you refuse to submit to chemical testing, your driver's license or privileges to drive in New Hampshire shall be suspended for a period of 180 days. This is known as the Administrative License Suspension (ALS). If you have had a prior DWI conviction or chemical test refusal, the State of New Hampshire will suspend your license or privileges to drive for two (2) years.
Requesting an Administrative License Suspension Hearing
Requesting an Administrative License Suspension Hearing is the critical first step in challenging the ALS suspension. A skilled New Hampshire DUI defense lawyer should file a request with the Department of Safety, on your behalf, requesting an ALS hearing, setting forth each and every basis upon which the order of suspension should be rescinded.