Every year, the laws pertaining to DWI’s become increasingly harsh. In most states, a blood-alcohol level of .08% or greater can cause you to lose your license, spend significant time in jail, affecting your job, career, family, and just about every other aspect of your life.
In New Mexico, if the driver has a Blood Alcohol Level of .08 or higher, he can be arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). After being arrested for this alcohol-impaired driving charge, there are two categories of penalties that you will face: administrative and criminal.
From the date of your arrest, you have a 10-day window to request a hearing with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). This hearing will decide whether and for how long your license is suspended. Failure to request the hearing may result in an automatic suspension of your license. To avoid the automatic suspension, it is best to immediately obtain representation from an experienced DWI attorney who can help you properly file your paperwork and advise you of your rights.
In New Mexico, there are serious penalties if found to be driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAL of .08 or higher. These penalties can include license revocation, time in jail, DWI school, installation of the Ignition Interlock Device, community service, alcohol evaluation, fines, treatment, and more depending on the level of intoxication and prior alcohol related offenses.
Experienced DWI Lawyers Can Help
Whether you caused a car accident driving drunk or were simply found driving while intoxicated, you should seek the legal advice and representation of a skilled DWI attorney such as those at The Waggoner Legal Group. In addition to providing solid legal representation, our lawyers will check to make sure the arresting officer followed proper procedure, such as proper administration of the field sobriety test using a properly calibrated BAL tester. We are here to ensure that your rights are protected and defended throughout your DWI case.
At The Waggoner Legal Group, we have 75 years of combined experience representing clients facing DWI charges. We also sit on the board of directors for IMPACT DWI, a non-profit DWI prevention program that promotes the prevention of DWIs through legislation, checkpoints, and victim impact panels. We were the architects of the laws that allow drivers to continue to drive with an Ignition Interlock License. Our firm thoroughly understands DWI charges and the penalties associated with them. We handle DWI cases nearly every day, so we can expertly advise and defend you during this challenging time. Contact The Waggoner Legal Group for the DWI advice and representation you need.
Call (505) 750-2992 (local) or (888) 652-8639 (toll free) today to discuss your case with our DWI attorneys! Your consultation is free!