Albuquerque DWI Lawyer
Drunk driving is one of the most prosecuted crimes in New Mexico, and if you are charged with driving while intoxicated, you should speak with an experienced Albuquerque DWI lawyer as soon as possible. Trying to handle DWI charges without a lawyer, or even with an inexperienced attorney, can have devastating results. We have successfully handled over 1,000 DWI cases throughout the state of New Mexico. We carefully review each case and craft a strong legal defense.
Driving While Intoxicated in New Mexico
In New Mexico, it is illegal to drive a vehicle if the consumption of alcohol or drugs prevents a person from safely operating that vehicle. Due to the danger a drunk driver poses to passengers in the vehicle, to pedestrians, and other drivers, New Mexico has imposed very strict laws with regard to DWI. Because the rules and legal procedures related to DWI cases do not favor defendants, it is important to have a skilled Albuquerque DWI lawyer asserting your rights and presenting your defense in court.
New Mexico DWI Sentencing Guidelines
The circumstances of each case, the evidence, and established sentencing guidelines all play a factor in any potential punishment issued by the court. The length and severity of criminal punishment are affected by the number of prior convictions on the driver’s record, whether or not someone was physically harmed during the drunk driving incident, and the driver’s blood-alcohol level. We explain all of the possible outcomes to our clients and discuss in great detail how we will combat every aspect of the prosecutor’s case in order to receive a favorable ruling from the court.
Consequences of DWI Conviction
There are drastic long-term consequences for DWI convictions. Individuals facing DWI charges often do not appreciate how serious the consequences of a conviction can be. Having a criminal record can impede future employment opportunities. Getting your driver’s license revoked is a major problem if driving a car is the primary form of transportation and is required for continued employment. Financial repercussions include things such as payment of substantial fines, court fees, fees for counseling, and the ignition interlock. We are creative problem-solvers who aggressively represent our clients in court. We know how to successfully handle legal issues in a way that will protect the welfare of our clients.