New Mexico Department of Transportation’s ENDWI campaign is intended to make driving safer. Unfortunately, it is also creating a stigma on drunk driving that puts those arrested in the position of feeling like they are guilty until proven innocent. But, this is the fact of the matter:
You are innocent until proven guilty.
That is your right under the United States Constitution and New Mexico Constitution. Your rights guarantee you the opportunity to make a strong defense against drunk driving charges. You can make the strongest case with the help of the experienced defense team at Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC.
Drunk Driving: What You Need to Know
In order to be arrested for drunk driving, two conditions need to be present:
- Reasonable cause for a traffic stop
- Reasonable suspicion to search your vehicle or request chemical testing
However, you do not need to meet the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits to justify an arrest. A police officer can make a lawful drunk driving arrest if they believe your driving ability was impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Drunk driving charges range from a petty misdemeanor for a first offense up to a second-degree felony. Charges will always be increased if drunk driving was a contributing factor to an accident that caused bodily hard to someone else, including an unborn child.
Penalties for drunk driving may include both punitive fines and restoration paid to the victim of a drunk driving accident (if applicable). But fines are only part of a possible sentence.
Drunk Driving: Your Best Defense in Bernalillo County
What you really need to know if you have been arrested for drunk driving is where to turn for expert legal defense—Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC.
Our team focuses on DUI defense. We have in-depth knowledge of New Mexico laws and the administrative process to deal with license suspension or revocation. More importantly, we take the time to focus on you. We give you personal attention, including 24/7 voice and text access to your attorney—so that we can find the drunk driving defense strategy that works best for your situation.
Call us to schedule a free initial consultation.