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Can I Lose My Vehicle Because of DUI in New Mexico?

Can I Lose My Vehicle Because of DUI in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in New Mexico, as it is around the country. While most people realize driving drunk can lead to enormous consequences, many do not understand just how severe the consequences can be. Depending on... Read More

The Benefits of a Bargain to Impaired Driving

The Benefits of a Bargain to Impaired Driving

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI) can land you in hot water. The penalties for an impaired driving offense are designed to be swift and steep. Even a first offense can lead to harsh consequences impacting all areas... Read More

Understanding Felony Aggravated DUI

What Are the Penalties for Driving with a Revoked License After a DUI?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico imposes strict penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). The penalties are strict even for someone convicted of their first DUI offense. Although you might avoid jail, you could have a revoked license for... Read More

How Will Drunk Driving Laws Adapt to Self-Driving Cars

How Will Drunk Driving Laws Adapt to Self-Driving Cars?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Technological improvements move fast—much faster than the time needed to pass laws. Right now, there are no drunk driving laws for self-driving cars in New Mexico. However, New Mexico’s lawmakers could decide to change the law to address the reality... Read More

Understanding Felony Aggravated DUI

Understanding Felony Aggravated DUI

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

DUI charges are often misdemeanors. However, New Mexico’s DUI laws can be strict. Depending on your situation, you could face several years in prison, license loss, and other legal complications that can negatively affect your life.  You will need a... Read More

DUI or a DWI case in New Mexico.

DWI vs. DUI in New Mexico: What Are Their Differences?

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New Mexico imposes serious penalties against anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to a report by the New Mexico Department transportation, the state recorded 10,376 DWI arrests at the county level in 2019,... Read More

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Independent Testing in a DUI Case

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According to a report published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the state recorded 10,376 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in 2019. However, the state recorded only 5,781 convictions. The report also indicates that... Read More

DUI and professional license.

How DUI Affects Your Professional License

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

According to a report provided by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico recorded a total of 48,124 car crashes during the year 2019. Of those accidents, approximately 2,337, or 4.6%, involved the use of alcohol. The report also... Read More

Avoiding DUI During New Year’s Eve

DUI: Avoid DUI During New Year’s Eve

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Nothing can ruin the holidays like a New Year’s Eve DUI. Instead of starting the new year on the right foot, you’ll face the possibility of spending it in jail. Many law enforcement agencies ramp up patrols on New Year’s... Read More

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How Can Low-Carb Diets Affect DUI Test Results?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Low-carb diets can cause a positive result on a breath analyzer test. Breathalyzer tests measure the level of alcohol in your breath and give an estimate of your blood alcohol content (BAC). Officers can test your BAC at a routine... Read More

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