Las Cruces DWI Defense Lawyers
Fighting for the Rights of Drivers throughout New Mexico
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may feel hopeless and believe there is nothing you can do. The good news is that there are defenses to your charges. With help from an experienced, aggressive Las Cruces DWI lawyer attorney, you can protect your rights. With more than 75 combined years of experience prosecuting and defending DWI/DUI cases, The Lahann Law Firm knows what to expect from the prosecutor. We are not afraid to aggressively fight to protect your rights.
Penalties of DWI in New Mexico
Any time a person is alleged to have been driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading of more than .08 percent, they can be charged with DWI. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can give yourself the best chance at a favorable outcome. First-time offenders face up to 90 days in jail, fines of up to $500, and one year of probation. Those with subsequent charges face more serious consequences.
Along with these frustrating challenges, a conviction could lead to:
- Soaring auto insurance premiums
- A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- Visible criminal record able to be seen by potential employers and landlords
- Potential harm to child custody and visitation rights
- Ongoing fees
Call The Lahann Law Firm Right Away
Time is of the essence. Most likely when you were arrested, the officer took away your driver's license and/or issued you a Notice of Revocation. Your license is not revoked yet, but you must request a hearing with MVD within 10 days following your arrest. Our firm can take care of that for you, but only if you come see us within a day or two after your arrest. If you hire The Lahann Law Firm for your DWI case, we will represent you at the MVD License Revocation hearing.