? TED LOTHSTEIN AND GENE STRUCKHOFF - AN EXPERIENCED NEW HAMPSHIRE DUI/DWI DEFENSE TEAM

LOTHSTEIN GUERRIERO, PLLC

TED LOTHSTEIN AND GENE STRUCKHOFF - AN EXPERIENCED NEW HAMPSHIRE DUI/DWI DEFENSE TEAM

DWI INFORMATION: YOUR RIGHTS

YOUR RIGHTS: HOW BEST TO ENFORCE THEM.

You are entitled to a variety of rights, under the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, the Constitution of the United States, and under New Hampshire statutory, administrative, and case law. The rights below are important to you and to your defense.

  • The first, and arguably the most important, right you have is the right to counsel, the right to be represented by a lawyer.

  • You have a right to a speedy and public trial.

  • You have a right not to be convicted unless the State can prove each and every element of the offense with which you are charged.

  • You have the right to confront witnesses against you in person, as well as the right to cross-examine those witnesses, by yourself or by your lawyer.

  • You may present evidence on your own behalf and you may testify on your own behalf, but only if you choose to do so.

  • You cannot be made to furnish evidence against yourself in the courtroom, and your failure to take the witness stand cannot be used as evidence of your guilt.

  • You have additional rights to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures of your person, your home, your possessions and papers, and of your automobile.

  • If evidence against you has been obtained in violation of these rights, upon proper motion, that evidence cannot be used against you.

It is close to impossible for a non-lawyer to assert these important rights. You may lose some of your rights by not asserting them soon enough, as the law creates deadlines that must be met. Although the earliest of these deadlines occurs thirty days after your arrest, if you do not contact a lawyer within ten days you may lose certain legal advantages. Everyone should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a DWI arrest. Contrary to popular belief, many people are found not guilty of DWI. In addition, many other people benefit greatly from either a negotiated reduction of the initial charge or by receiving a significantly lesser punishment than they might expect if not represented by counsel. With the severe penalties and other consequences of DWI conviction or ALS suspension may have on your life, it is certainly prudent that you at least contact an experienced DWI lawyer to advise you if and how you may benefit from hiring an attorney.

At LOTHSTEIN LAW OFFICE, the initial consultation and evaluation of your New Free Initial ConsultationHampshire DWI/DUI cases is free, and it has always been our policy to evaluate and assess your case honestly and let you then make the decision whether to hire us. Please do not delay; delay can only hurt your chances. At LOTHSTEIN LAW OFFICE, your initial consultation about your NH DWI/DUI arrest is always free. To obtain your initial consultation, call Gene Struckhoff at 603-667-6568  or 603-667-6568 (Mobile) or Ted Lothstein at 603-513-1919, or, better still, complete and submit our online questionnaire and one of us will get back to you.