DWI Patrols Out in Force During the Holidays

There are so many reasons not to drink and drive during the holidays. Chief among them is so you don’t accidentally harm or kill others on the road, your family, your passengers or yourself. Next there is the trauma, emotional and financial, to you and your family. These are events that stay with you and your loved ones for a while.

If none of that is enough, know that the holidays (any holiday) come with significantly heightened DWI patrols and roadblocks. In other words, there is a much better chance of arrest.

Should you make some bad decisions during the holidays, the Albuquerque attorneys at Collins & Collins, P.C. can be reached at (505) 242-5958.

Impaired to the Slightest Degree Standard in New Mexico

You should understand that New Mexico follows the impaired to the slightest degree standard. This means that you can be convicted if alcohol or drugs impaired your ability to drive even to the slightest degree.

In more practical terms, it means that you can be arrested and convicted at breath or blood alcohol levels below .08. It also means that the officer makes this call. So even if you are extremely confident that you are below .08, be courteous to the officer. Acting belligerently, you guessed it, is an indication of impairment supporting the position that you were impaired to the slightest degree.

Seek Legal Assistance Right Away

If you are arrested, it is highly advisable to hire an attorney right away. There are a number of early deadlines in a New Mexico deadlines along with a few early actions that can be taken to best insure the best possible defense of the DWI charges.

Collins & Collins, P.C.: (505) 242-5958

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