BAC Limits for Albuquerque Drivers

Measuring BAC in Albuquerque, NM

In Albuquerque, police officers determine your BAC or Blood Alcohol Content by taking a series of chemical breath tests. By law, you are required to submit to any blood or chemical breath tests requested by a police officer that suspects you are drinking and driving. The refusal of a breathalyzer can have serious penalties.

BAC is measured with a chemical breathalyzer machine that determines the percentage of alcohol present in your blood stream. The legal limits for driving in New Mexico are:

  • 0.08% for motorists
  • 0.04% for commercial drivers
  • 0.02% for anyone under 21

While the legal limit may be 0.08%, you do not need to be above the legal limit to be arrested for DWI/DUI. In an effort to curb the frequency of drunk driving, New Mexico law only requires for an offender to be impaired the slightest degree to be charged with DWI/DUI. If you are suspected of driving drunk, it is important to contact an Albuquerque criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and avoid further incrimination.

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What is BAC?

BAC refers to Blood Alcohol Content and is a measurement of the amount of alcohol present in your body. Over the years, lawmakers have found that increased amounts of alcohol in the body impair cognitive skills like driving and operating machinery, thus producing stricter drunk driving laws.

Albuquerque DWI/DUI Criminal Legal Help

New Mexico has some of the strictest DWI/DUI laws in the nation, which can make the average offender feel like a criminal. Legal help is here. The Law Office of Mark Keller aggressively protects and defends your rights and reputation when you need help with your Albuquerque DWI/DUI.

Albuquerque Criminal Defense Lawyer

With over 80 years of combined experience, we understand that a DWI/DUI arrest does not make you a criminal. Legal help from the Law Office of Mark Keller vigilantly protects your rights and freedom to minimize the impact a DWI/DUI has on your life. Contact our Albuquerque office today and let us provide the aggressive DWI/DUI defense you need to fight your charges.