DWI Defense

Arrested in New Hampshire for DWI, DUI or OUI?

If you have you been accused of drunk driving in New Hampshire, don't gamble with your license or your freedom.  Contact a lawyer immediately for help.  We typically respond to inquiries within 24 hours, even on weekends and holidays.

For answers to frequently asked DWI questions, click here: DWI FAQs

Attorneys with More than 20 Years of Experience Handling DWI and DUI Cases

Defending a client charged with DWI or DUI requires skill, knowledge, and experience. For over 20 years, we have been representing clients who have been accused of Driving While Intoxicated.  We have helped thousands of clients negotiate the judicial system and the DMV.

Attorneys Richard Samdperil and Joseph Welsh have special training in Field Sobriety Testing and Intoxilyzer breath testing – the same tests that New Hampshire law enforcement uses to determine alcohol impairment and whether someone is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two.


Adminstrative License Supsension (ALS) - DMV Hearings

In DWI cases, timing is very important.  Arraignments (the first court appearance) is typically scheduled within 14 days of arrest.  And, if you blow over the legal limit or refuse to take a breath test, you have only 30 days to request a special hearing or you will automatically lose your driver's license for at least 6 months.  We represent every DWI client in court and at the DMV, because coordinated representation in both the judicial process and the administrative hearing process is essential to obtaining the best possible outcome.    

We understand how devastating a drunk driving charge can be, and how quickly these charges can impact a person's family and career.  We work with our clients to explore the best options, defend their legal rights, and build the strongest possible defense.

DWI Lawyers for All New Hampshire Courts

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a complex and significant charge. The police have extensive training in gathering evidence and prosecuting these cases, and a conviction has longterm and serious consequences.  We offer over 20 years of DWI litigation and trial experience, and have tried cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire.

We carefully review every aspect of your case, from the reason you were stopped, to the validity of the field sobriety tests and results.  We handle DWI cases in all New Hampshire state courts, and regularly represent clients charged with DUI or DWI in the Circuit Courts in Brentwood, Candia, Derry, Dover, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rochester, Salem and Seabrook.  Whether the case is prosecuted by the New Hampshire State Police or the local police department, we will guide you through the process and fight for the best possible outcome.  

Your Best Defense Starts Here

For aggressive representation and practical legal advice, contact the experienced New Hampshire attorneys at Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC today.
Exeter, NH
(603) 775-7570
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-4901