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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.

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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your behalf, requesting an ALS hearing, setting forth each and every basis upon which the order of suspension should be rescinded.