If you make the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated in New Hampshire, your actions may very well lead to serious consequences. Not only do you risk seriously hurting yourself or someone else, but you could face harsh penalties -- including fines, license suspension and jail time -- even if it's your first DWI conviction. It's in your best interest to avoid drinking and driving, but if you are charged with DWI, you should contact New Hampshire lawyers immediately.
In this post, we'll take a look at some facts about drunk driving in the United States that you may not know, as reported by DoSomething.org, a nonprofit organization that encourages young people to effect social change:
• About one third of fatal car accidents among teenagers involve alcohol or drugs
• An average of 27 people are killed each day as a result of drunk driving
• An individual will drive intoxicated an average of 80 times before getting arrested
• In 2010, 211 children died in drunk driving crashes
• Increased law enforcement efforts have helped cut the drunk driving fatality rate in half since 1980
• People are injured in drunk driving accidents every 90 seconds.
Have you been charged with drunk driving in the Granite State? If so, you should enlist the services of an experienced New Hampshire DUI or DWI attorney who can argue your case in court and help you move on from this unfortunate situation. These experienced professionals know the ins and outs of New Hampshire DWI laws and can be invaluable allies.