Within the justice system in New Mexico, we refer to most driving under the influence offenses as DWI. From a legal standpoint, there is no difference between this and DUI. However, the two terms are often confused because the offenses are identical and it is generally acceptable to use the terms interchangeably.
If you have been arrested, charged, and/or convicted, this will show on your record. Even if you were arrested and the charges were later dropped or the case was dismissed, there will be a publicly accessible record of this for the rest of your life unless you take steps to get it expunged.