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

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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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What Evidence Can Be Used Against You in a DUI Case?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When the government brings criminal charges against you, it is up to the prosecutor to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. To do that, prosecutors gather and present different types of evidence to the judge or jury. Determining what... Read More

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DUI: What Are Its Civil Remedies in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a crime. Understandably, when most people think about the consequences of a New Mexico DUI conviction, they think about the criminal punishments that come along with a conviction. However, driving under... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices Following a DUI Conviction

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The consequences of a New Mexico DUI can be devastating. If you are convicted of a DUI, you face hefty fines and possible probation or jail time. However, there are other collateral consequences of a conviction. For example, you will... Read More

False positive DUI breathalyzer test

False Positives for DUI Breathalyzer Results: What Are the Causes?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

After a New Mexico DUI arrest, it’s easy to give up hope. You were pulled over, asked to take a breathalyzer test, and failed, even though you believed you were safe to drive. The government has a high burden it... Read More

Understanding standardized field sobriety tests.

The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Used to Assess Drunk Driving in New Mexico

Posted on by New Mexico Criminal Law Offices

It’s a fear of even the most well-intentioned and law-abiding citizen: You leave a restaurant after having dinner and a few drinks with friends, and on the way home, you see the red-and-blue lights of a police cruiser flip on... Read More

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