Breath and blood alcohol testing under New Mexico Implied Consent Act can be pretty confusing.
It is confusing enough that it can actually be a little difficult to give advice to people before the fact on whether or not they should take the breath alcohol test. It can be even more confusing and even stressful for those folks charged with DWI that have refused the testing.
Questions about the breath alcohol test come up frequently in a variety of contexts. The questions often relate to the breath or blood alcohol scores. These will relate to how to test works, what the scores mean, how the scores are used in court, the consequences of certain scores and so on.
Questions will also come up in relation to a refusal to take the tests. These too come up in a number of contexts such as the right to refuse, the consequences for refusal, and how the refusal will be used in court among others.
We have attempted to address some of the most common questions in this FAQ section. We add to these over time as we see more calls and questions on a particular issue.