First, second and third DWI offenses, which are misdemeanors, already come with heavy fines and limitations on your freedoms. The penalties are even steeper for an aggravated DWI. If you are facing aggravated DWI charges, you should seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates.
What is an Aggravated DWI Charge?
It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle in New Mexico while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. A blood alcohol content of .08 or higher (.02 for minors and .04 for commercial vehicle drivers) is enough to warrant an arrest and DWI charge. However, certain conditions can make matters worse, such as an extremely high BAC level or injuring someone while driving under the influence. These conditions lead to aggravated DWI charges, which come with harsher penalties.
Why Do You Need an Attorney?
You should not face the severity of the penalties of an aggravated DWI alone. Without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you do not know how to investigate the circumstances of your arrest, understand all options available to reduce charges or build a strong case for a jury trial.
The criminal defense attorneys at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates have focused their practice on DWI defense for more than 20 years. We know how to investigate your case and build a strong defense. More importantly, we take your rights and your freedoms seriously. We understand that your freedom and future are at stake, so we fight hard on your behalf to keep your record clean.
Get Your DWI Defense Case Started for Free
Patrick J. Martinez & Associates offers a free initial consultation for DWI criminal defense cases. If retained, we also provide representation at all administrative hearings at no extra charge. Contact us today to get your DWI case started.