OUT-OF STATE LICENSED DRIVERS
VITAL INFORMATION FOR YOU TO CONSIDER CONCERNING YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE.
If you hold a driver's license in a state other than New Hampshire and are arrested and charged with DUI/DWI in New Hampshire, you face the loss of your driver's license in your home state. Although New Hampshire cannot revoke your out-of-state license, but only your right to operate in New Hampshire, nevertheless, your state motor vehicle department undoubtedly will revoke your driver's license if you are convicted of DWI in New Hampshire. In addition, your home state may revoke your license for an administrative loss of license (ALS) in New Hampshire. Due to the operation of an interstate motor vehicle compact among the states, the New Hampshire Department of Safety is obligated to notify your home state of your conviction. Also, you should know that your home state may impose a longer license loss than the revocation of your right to operate in New Hampshire; it almost certainly will do so if you have a prior DWI offense in your state.
For more specific and update information about the consequences in the State where you hold your license, you should contact an attorney licensed to practice in that State. You may also wish to review the DWI NEWS article entitled AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF RECIPROCITY. If you are charged with DWI in a jurisdiction other than New Hampshire, LOTHSTEIN LAW OFFICE cannot represent you. We suggest that you visit the website of the National College for DUI Defense, where there is a map of the United States hyper linked to information about National College member DWI defense lawyers in most states.