In Santa Fe, New Mexico, “DWI” stands for Driving While Intoxicated. In some other states the law reads “DUII”, which stands for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicating liquor.

If you have been charged in Santa Fe, the legal limit is a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of .08. If an officer believes you are impaired, however, they can still charge you with a DWI even if your BAC is under .08. You can also get charged with a DWI if the officer believes you are under the influence of drugs. DWI is usually a misdemeanor, unless you have 4 priors.

The consequences of a DWI can be severe, and may include jail time, license suspension, probation, required treatment, and community service. You will never be able to get a DWI off your record.

A lawyer will make sure the Police and District Attorney have followed the strict rules, laws, and regulations that apply to a DWI prosecution. We can question whether the stop was constitutional? Was the officer allowed to request field sobriety tests and the breath test? Was I read my rights? Did you refuse? Can we suppress the breathalyzer results? These questions and many more should be evaluated in every case. Please call Aaron J. Boland for a free consultation.


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