New Mexico takes DWI seriously, and that is reflected in the revocation periods established by the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) for DWI offenses.
If you have a history of DWI, you could face permanent license revocation and lifetime disqualification of a CDL endorsement. To protect your driving privileges and your livelihood that may depend on them, get tough defense from Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC in Albuquerque.
When You May Face Permanent Administrative License Revocation
However, MVD will not impose permanent revocation until there is a fourth (and subsequent) conviction.
Revocation periods are as follows:
|6 months||Failing a breathalyzer test if over 21|
|2 years||Second criminal DWI conviction|
|3 years||Third criminal DWI conviction|
|Lifetime||Fourth (and subsequent) criminal DWI conviction|
Please note that in many publications, the terms “revocation” and “suspension” are used interchangeably. So, a lifetime license suspension is the same as permanent license revocation.
Fighting Permanent License Revocation
In some cases, permanent license revocation is immobilizing. In other words, the MVD may not allow you to drive, even with an interlock license and interlock device. The inability to drive may interfere with your employment and limit employment opportunities. That is why it is important to keep your driving record clear of DWI convictions.
Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC provides the tough DWI defense you need to fight conviction. At the same time our team works to dismiss criminal DWI charges, we also represent you at MVD administrative hearings to seek solutions that may temporarily or permanently restore your driving privileges.
For comprehensive DWI defense, call Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC. Initial consultations are free.