Being pulled over in a traffic stop in New Hampshire (or, anywhere) can be stressful. The reason for the stop is not always immediately apparent to the driver. In certain situations, such as when an officer suspects intoxicated driving, a motorist will need to make several decisions in a relatively short amount of time that may be best addressed alongside experienced criminal defense guidance.
One of the things an officer may do when making a suspected drunk driving stop is request that the driver submit to a Breathalyzer test. In the past, many motorists have refused to take such tests, unaware that doing so often sets off a process wherein consequences for the refusal will occur. In some states, this includes an automatic driver’s license suspension.
If a driver believes he or she has been wrongly accused, there are definite steps to take to fight against charges in court. There is no set outcome for such situations, as state laws vary and courts often weigh various factors pertaining to a particular situation before making decisions. In order to increase one’s chances of obtaining positive results, a person charged with drunk driving or other traffic-related offenses may retain criminal defense assistance to combat any tactics the prosecution may employ when attempting to secure a conviction.
As in all criminal cases, a person charged is presumed innocent unless proved otherwise in court, and aggressive defense is often a key factor in avoiding long-lasting negative consequences in such circumstances. At Germaine & Blaszka, P.A., we are committed to helping you defend yourself against drunk driving charges so that you can get your life back on track and pursue a successful future. It’s never too early to request criminal defense assistance when accused of impaired driving in New Hampshire; doing so may be crucial to avoiding conviction.