In the greater Albuquerque area and statewide, DUI is a major public safety concern. The political pressure to make New Mexico roadways safer leads to crackdown measures like checkpoints. If you have been arrested for DUI at a checkpoint, you should seek the legal counsel of an experienced attorney at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates right away to ensure your civil rights are protected and your innocence defended.
DWI Checkpoint Information
DUI checkpoints present a complicated legal situation. There are eight factors established by case law that determine if a DUI checkpoint is constitutional or not. If the DUI checkpoint is not constitutional, your civil rights may have been violated. Any civil rights violation presents cause to have criminal charges dismissed.
DWI Criminal Defense
The case law surrounding DUI checkpoint constitutionality issues is very complicated. Eradicating DWI in New Mexico is deemed in the public’s best interest, and that introduces the possibility that individual civil rights may be compromised. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your civil rights.
The criminal defense lawyers at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates have decades of experience dedicated to DWI cases. We know how to investigate the circumstances of your arrest to determine if the DUI checkpoint at which you were arrested was constitutional. We know how to build strong defense cases to get your charges dismissed. We also provide representation at all Motor Vehicle Department hearings to protect your driving privileges at no extra cost.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM office.