Drunk Driving FAQ

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you probably have a lot of questions. At Howie Law Office, PLLC, our experienced attorneys are happy to provide clear answers. While every situation is different, here are responses to some of the most frequently asked drunk driving questions:

Should I Plead Guilty?

While this is an option, it should not be considered lightly. Many people plead guilty because they think they cannot fight the charges or that the evidence against them is too strong. Just because you blew over .08 does not mean you should automatically plead guilty. Are you certain the breath test was administered correctly? It might not have been. There may be other flaws in the case against you, and those could lead to evidence being thrown out or charges being dropped. It is possible to win a drunk driving case, but not if you give up.

What Are The Penalties For Drinking And Driving?

Driver's license suspension. Fines. Jail. Counseling and classes. The list goes on and on. In New Hampshire and Massachusetts, drunk driving is not considered a minor crime, and the penalties show it. They are serious for first-time offenders and get even worse for people accused of a repeat or aggravated offense.

Will My Case Go To Trial?

Trial is a possibility. We advise you to fight your case to the end. While our lawyers are skilled negotiators, we always prepare for the possibility of trial. If a prosecutor will not agree to a fair deal, we will argue the case at trial. We have a record of success at trial.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney To Fight A DWI/DUI/OUI?

The real question is: How much does it cost not to hire an attorney? Before making this decision, take a moment to add up how much money you will pay in fines, costs associated with counseling and classes and fees. How much will it cost to get around when your driver's license is suspended? Do not forget the cost of increased insurance premiums.

When you contact us, the first consultation will be free. We will tell you about our fees. We believe you will see they are a better deal than the alternative. We have a law office in Salem, New Hampshire, which you can reach at 603-893-8008. We also have offices in Andover and Woburn, Massachusetts, and you can reach either at 978- 853-0982. You can also get in touch with any of our offices by email.