The consequences of a DWI/DUI can be severe. The consequences escalate with each additional DWI/DUI conviction. In addition, an Aggravated DWI/DUI will increase the consequences. There are both penal consequences as well as consequences related to your driver‘s license. Every DWI/DUI, even a first, results in the automatic revocation of your license by MVD. Again, the length of revocation will depend on whether you are a repeat offender, whether the DWI/DUI was aggravated, and also whether you refused the breath alcohol test. Click here to view all the consquences of a DWI/DUI.
This Request for Hearing must be submitted or postmarked within ten (10) days from the date of receipt of notice of revocation. You must include an Administrative Hearing Fee of $25.00 or a sworn Statement of Indigency. Failure include the fee or the Statement will result in waiver of your right to the hearing and automatic revocation of your license
This affidavit must be presented with your application for an Igntiion Interlock License.
For repeat DWI offenders and for driving on a DWI revoked license, the State may seize your vehicle. In these cases, your car is seized at the time of your arrest. You will be given a notice of vehicle seizure at this time. Once your car is seized, you have 5 business days from the date of the Notice of Seizure to request a seizure hearing. It is very important that you request the hearing to avoid permanent seizure of your vehicle.
Along with the Request for Hearing, You must submit a check for $50.00 with your request. Failure to request a hearing or failure to include a $50.00 hearing fee will result in the permanent seizure of your vehicle. Please read the form carefully and be advised that this form is for use in the City of Albuquerque only.
If your car has been seized by another city or county, you will need to submit the approriate form and check the time limits for the request to insure that your request is timely. Please also be advised that only the registered owner may request the hearing. This requirement often poses problems so you need to act fast if this requirement affects your situation. Click here to view the Request for Vehicle Seizure Hearing.