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New Mexico Attorney Cynthia Payne

Albuquerque Aggravated DWI Lawyer


New Mexico DWI

A charge of DWI will be enhanced to an aggravated DWI under the following circumstances:

  1. You refused to submit to a breath or blood test after being requested to do so by a law enforcement officer.
  2. You submitted to a breath or blood test and the results were higher than a .16.
  3. You were involved in a DWI accident involving serious physical injuries.

The effect of an aggravated DWI charge is that it enhances the potential penalty that the court may impose after a conviction or plea. Typically it involves a period of mandatory incarceration. For example, while a straight DWI first offense carries no mandatory jail time, a first offense aggravated charge carries a mandatory 48 hours incarceration.

An aggravated DWI based upon a refusal will also increase your period of license revocation in an MVD proceeding from 6 months to one year. At this time, an aggravated charged based upon breath score or injuries does not increase your period of revocation in the MVD proceedings.

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Attorney Cynthia Payne

New Mexico DWI Defense Attorney Cynthia Payne

Albuquerque's Most Successful DWI Lawyer

New Mexico residents often face penalties that can last a long time when they don’t have an excellent DWI defense attorney working for them. We aggressively defend our clients and know how to navigate the criminal justice system in a manner that best benefits our clients’ interests. If you are in need of an attorney, we will use our 30 years of experience successfully defending DWI cases to help you.
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