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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

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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

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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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How Do People Live After a DUI?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

One moment, you are driving down the road, and everything seems fine. And the next, you’re living a nightmare. You may be thinking: I’m not a criminal. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I didn’t even have that much to… Read More

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Does a Dismissed DUI Affect Insurance?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Any conviction has its consequences. For drunk driving offenses, this can include fines, being put on probation, the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, the requirement you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, and, potentially, jail time…. Read More

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Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Looking for an apartment can be hard enough as it is, but those who have a New Mexico DUI on their record may find it even more difficult. While a DUI conviction will not automatically mean that an apartment complex… Read More

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Can a New Mexico DUI Conviction Affect Your Ability to Buy a House?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you have been arrested for a New Mexico DUI, you probably have many questions. Will you have to go to jail? How much are the fines and court costs? Will you have to report to a probation officer? Will… Read More

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