Determining Level of Alcohol Impairment for DWI in New Mexico

New Mexico drunk driving laws state that you can receive a DWI/DUI if you are impaired to the slightest degree. Whether your BAC was a 0.02% or a 0.18%, you could face the long term consequences of a DWI/DUI. The Law Office of Mark Keller helps you fight back with aggressive defense tactics and effective legal strategies so you can minimize the damage of a DWI/DUI, no matter how impaired you were.

Field Sobriety Tests in Albuquerque, NM

If a police officer suspects that you have been drinking and driving, they will most likely have you perform a series of sobriety tests to determine your level of impairment. Committed to protecting your rights and freedom, the Mark Keller Law Office is committed to giving you the best possible legal advice during your Albuquerque DWI arrest.

Arrested for driving impaired in Albuquerque? Protect your livelihood and get the criminal legal help you need by calling (505) 842-1440 or by messaging us here.

Types of Field Sobriety Tests Common in NM

Field sobriety tests are entirely voluntary, but if they are poorly performed, an officer has reasonable cause to make an arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Created by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), field sobriety tests test the abilities most commonly impacted by alcohol, such as:

  • Speech
  • Gaze
  • Balance
  • Coordination

While these tests are designed to be an effective tool to determine the visible signs of intoxication, they do not always accurately reflect the impairment of a driver. Our DWI defense attorneys in Albuquerque examine any relevant health conditions or disabilities that may have affected your ability to accurately perform field sobriety tests in order to build the best defense possible.

Albuquerque Legal Help for Impaired Driving Charges

While you have the right to refuse breath alcohol & blood alcohol tests, doing so might cause deeper consequences like being charged with an aggravated DWI/DUI or automatic admission of guilt, because of implied consent laws.

The State of New Mexico takes drunk driving very seriously. If you do not take immediate action on your DWI/DUI case, you could face long term license suspension, jail time, or worse. Choose the Law Office of Mark Keller and get the fierce advocacy and aggressive Albuquerque DUI defense you need. Contact us today!