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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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Think Twice before You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test – You Could Still be Charged with a DUI

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You had a few drinks, and now you are driving home. While you thought you were okay to drive, you find yourself being pulled over by law enforcement. Now you are facing a sobriety field test, and the officer is… Read More

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What Is an Aggravated DUI?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In New Mexico, a DUI or DWI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more. While most people are aware of this, many do not realize there is a secondary offense known as the aggravated… Read More

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5 DUI Excuses That Will Get You Nowhere with Law Enforcement

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You had too much to drink, but thought you were okay to drive – only to find yourself on the side of the road participating in a sobriety check. When your BAC came in over the legal limit, you were… Read More

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How Do I Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

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If you were convicted of a DUI in New Mexico, one of the standard punishments is to use an ignition interlock device (IID). The device allows you to reinstate your driver’s license with the assumption that you will use the… Read More

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Top Reasons to Fight Your DUI Charge

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It is easy enough to assume, if it is your first time in court or first ever DUI, that pleading guilty is the fastest way to get the case over with and move on. What people do not realize is… Read More

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What Are the Lookback Periods for a DUI in New Mexico?

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Most states, including New Mexico, impose lookback periods. Lookback periods allow the courts to consider offenses within a specific range. And if offenses fall within that lookback period, you could be charged with a second, third, or fourth offense. The… Read More

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What Does Driving under the Influence Per Se Mean?

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Every state has two types of DUIs, but the only time you find out that there are two is when you have been arrested for driving under the influence. First, you have the per se DUI and the second is… Read More

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5 Ways to Reduce DUI Charges

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Sometimes a DUI is not because someone is careless or purposely breaking the law; it is an error in judgment. You had a few too many but thought you would be okay to drive. Before you knew it, you were… Read More

Your Rights at a New Year’s DUI Checkpoint

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DUI Defense Attorneys Protecting the Rights of New Mexico Drivers Each year, hundreds of drunken driving accidents occur on holidays – especially those like New Year’s Eve. While you might have no intention of drinking and driving, law enforcement officers… Read More

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