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DUI Law in New Mexico -

The law in New Mexico makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or above. This is not to say that you cannot be convicted of a DUI if your BAC is lower than .08, but we will address that here.  New Mexico has strict laws and penalties for driving under the influence and even your first offense may be very expensive (See Penalties). In addition to the .08 limit, New Mexico has lower limits for drivers under 21 and commercial drivers.  If you are under the age of 21, the statute defines impairment at .02 BAC, much lower than .08.  For commercial drivers, the limit is .04.

More that just the statute.

Meeting with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case is highly recommended. There are several factors to consider in a DUI charge beyond the statutory BAC limit. Some secondary factors will include..

  • Circumstances of your traffic stop.
  • Lapel evidence collected by the police.
  • The police reporting of your field sobriety test.
  • Your statements made after your arrest.
  • Your prior record
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