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What Happens if You Get a DUI in New Mexico?

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Whether it is a first offense or a subsequent one, getting a DUI in New Mexico is a serious criminal offense. Most likely, you will have a driver’s license suspension for a minimum of 90 days, and depending on the… Read More

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Can I Reopen a DUI Case?

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Depending on the circumstances, you could reopen a DUI case. However, not all DUI cases can be explored again. If you were convicted of a DUI, you will need to discuss reopening with an attorney and see if your case… Read More

Can a DWI be Reduced to a Lesser Charge?

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Yes, in some instances a DWI can be reduced to a lesser charge. However, the chances of that happening are incredibly low if you attempt to do so without representation. The only way for the charges to be dropped entirely… Read More

Which Is Worse: DUI or DWI in New Mexico?

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Some states separate DUI and DWI from one another, which means the punishments can be more severe for one over the opposite. In New Mexico, however, a DUI and DWI are similar, and the punishments only differ depending on how… Read More

Can a DUI Ruin Your Life?

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A DUI is more than just serving some time in jail, paying a fine, and moving on with your life. Instead, a DUI is a severe criminal offense that has long-term consequences most defendants do not realize. Whether it will… Read More

What Happens When You Get a DUI for the First Time

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Typically, a first-time DUI or “first offense” is punished not as harshly as subsequent offenses. However, defendants often mistake the words “first offense” for meaning they will receive leniency from the court. While everyone makes mistakes, in New Mexico, a… Read More

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Do You Always Lose Your License after a DUI?

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A DUI in New Mexico is a serious offense, and you can lose your driver’s license. However, not all DUIs result in a loss of driving privileges. Therefore, it is important that you understand which situations warrant a loss of… Read More

Can a Minor Be Charged with a DUI?

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You might assume that if you’re a minor, you cannot be charged with a DUI – but you’d be wrong. In fact, minors (anyone under the age of 21 years) with a BAC of 0.02 percent or more will be… Read More

What Is the BAC Limit to Be Charged with a DUI?

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In New Mexico, you can face DUI charges when your BAC registers at 0.08 percent or more. However, that amount can change, depending on the type of driver’s license you have and your age. In New Mexico, it is illegal… Read More

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What Are the Classifications of a DUI?

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Most crimes are not single crimes; instead, they have various classifications. Those classifications can determine the penalty involved if you are convicted of the crime. DUI (or DWI in New Mexico) is no stranger to this. The Types of DWIs… Read More

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