New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are accused of a crime in New Mexico, you need a New Mexico attorney who focuses on criminal defense law. The aftereffect of a New Mexico criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any New Mexico lawyer. Every criminal case in the State of New Mexico, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in New Mexico could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced New Mexico criminal defense attorneys you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney New Mexico will ensure that your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The New Mexico attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then construct an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in New Mexico, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in New Mexico
In New Mexico the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in New Mexico for drunk driving are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
In New Mexico to be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in New Mexico. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.