Underage DWI Defense Lawyer – Albuquerque NM
According to New Mexico law, the legal alcohol limit for those of drinking age is .08%. For those under 21, the legal alcohol limit is .02%. If you are under 21 and a chemical test (i.e. breathalyzer) reveals a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or greater, you may be arrested for DWI, even if you do not show signs of impairment.
DWI under 21 Penalties
For drivers under 21 who have a BAC between .02% and .08%, penalties are typically limited to license revocation for one year for a first DWI offense. For subsequent offenses, the court may suspend or revoke your license for two or more years.
Drivers under 21 who have a BAC .08% or greater face the same DWI penalties as drivers over the age of 21, which may include:
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New Mexico laws differentiate what constitutes a DWI for someone of legal age to drink or not (i.e. under 21). However, your rights do not change no matter what your age, and neither does the fact that if arrested for DWI, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Aggressive DWI Defense Lawyer in Albuquerque
DWI penalties cost more than your money and time. They can limit your freedom and future employment opportunities. With your whole life ahead of you, protecting your record should be one of your top priorities. It is our top priority.
The Albuquerque DWI defense law firm, Mark Keller Law Office, has more than 80 years of combined experience helping clients fight to get DWI charges reduced or dropped. We provide aggressive representation to make sure that your rights were upheld during the arrest, and we fight to keep your arrest from limiting your future. Contact us to schedule a free case consultation.