Albuquerque Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer

A traffic ticket shouldn’t be ignored. Whether you have a commercial driver’s license or a regular New Mexico driver’s license, a traffic ticket can have future consequences.

Contact the Mark Keller Law Office or call (505) 842-1440 for a free consultation.

Traffic Tickets in New Mexico

Traffic tickets can be issued for a number of driving offenses, including:

  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Failure to wear a seat belt
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Illegal turns
  • Illegal passing
  • Failure to follow right-of-way for emergency vehicles
  • Passing a school bus

Each offense carries with it two to eight points that collect against your license. The points are added after you sign the ticket and pay the fine, which is an admittance of guilt.

An admittance of guilt will harm your driving record. This can be an especially harsh consequence for commercial drivers because it could affect their future employment chances.

Consequences of Albuquerque Traffic Tickets

Accumulating traffic ticket points can cause serious problems for you. Points are accrued over a year’s time; after 6 points, you will receive a warning from the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles. 7 to 10 points means you may face a 3-month suspension of your license. 12 points will result in a year-long license suspension.

Failure to pay your traffic ticket will result in an automatic driver’s license suspension and could result in a bench warrant for your arrest.

Legal Representation for an ABQ Traffic Ticket

If you have been issued a traffic ticket in New Mexico, contact the lawyers at the Law Office of Mark Keller as soon as possible. As experienced Albuquerque criminal defense attorneys, we have helped hundreds of clients fight traffic citations and protect their driving privileges. We are attorneys who know traffic law, and we’re here for you when you need us with zealous representation.