You may just be trying to get home after a long day at work. You did stop off to enjoy a drink or two with friends or family, but you made sure you were okay to drive before leaving. So, you may be surprised to see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You’re getting pulled […]
Driving a minor passenger while intoxicated – child abuse
In cases such as these it is essential that you fight the DWI because New Mexico courts have ruled that having a child in your car while committing any kind of DWI is, in itself, child abuse. You can’t argue things to the jury like, “Well, it was 0.08, but they were driving safely.” You […]
Can I reduce my plea to a moving violation?
Sometimes you can, but the case is going to need to have real problems for the state, which, if you have declined to submit to the Standard Field Sobriety Test, and you have declined to give a breath sample, is going to be that kind of case for the prosecution. Those are the kinds of […]
DWI: How does my plea affect my driving record?
It’s very case-specific. If you drive for a living, pleading guilty to a DWI will affect your ability to do that because you are going to lose your commercial driver’s license, at least temporarily. Depending on the case, you can negotiate things down to careless driving or something like that prevents you from having a […]
If I’m borderline intoxicated, but I know that I’m not impaired, do you still recommend not taking the tests when not doing so could elevate my case to an aggravated DUI?
Yes, because aggravated DWI doesn’t change the punishment very much, and usually you can negotiate to a non-aggravated anyway during fee negotiations.
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