Our Approach to Drunk Driving Cases
New Mexico drunk driving laws are clear about the legal alcohol limit and the guidelines law enforcement must follow during traffic stops to assess whether or not DWI is being committed. Unfortunately, the rights guaranteed under the New Mexico Constitution are not always respected in the effort to reduce drunk driving statewide.
First Line DWI Defense
At the Law Office of Mark Keller in Albuquerque, NM, our first priority in drunk driving cases is to ensure that your rights were upheld. We investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest to make sure:
- Law enforcement had reasonable suspicion to stop you (stops at a DWI checkpoint can be challenged)
- BAC testing was properly administered
- BAC testing instrument (i.e. breathalyzer) was properly calibrated
- You were informed of the consequences of refusing BAC testing and asked to voluntarily conduct the breathalyzer again
- Field sobriety tests were done according to NHTSA
If your rights were infringed upon, you should not have to pay the penalties for a drunk driving conviction. Our criminal defense attorneys will represent you at both MVD administrative hearings and criminal proceedings to fight to get your charges dismissed.
Next Steps for Your Drunk Driving Case
In the event that the arresting officer followed all procedures and found you to be over the legal alcohol limit, you can still fight for reduced charges and penalties. An experienced DWI criminal defense attorney can help you fight for to minimize the negative impact of drunk driving penalties—lower fines or probation instead of jail time, for example.
In any drunk driving case, you should never go alone. An experienced attorney can help you better understand your options and navigate the complicated criminal justice system so that you do not suffer more severe consequences than called for under New Mexico DWI sentencing guidelines.
Aggressive Representation for Your Drunk Driving Case
The attorneys at the Law Office of Mark Keller have over 80 years of combined experience. They know New Mexico drunk driving laws, they know your rights and they know how to build effective DUI defense in Albuquerque cases. Contact a DWI criminal defense lawyer in Albuquerque, NM for a free consultation today.