DWI Conviction

When a person is convicted of a crime, they are sentenced to penalties outlined by state laws. DWI conviction in the State of New Mexico carries numerous penalties that can disrupt your life.

At Patrick J. Martinez & Associates, we aggressively protect your best interests and your innocence in court. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

DWI Conviction Types

In New Mexico, a DWI can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the number of prior DWI convictions you may have:

  • 1st offense: special penalty misdemeanor
  • 2nd offense: full misdemeanor
  • 3rd offense: full misdemeanor
  • 4th offense: 4th degree felony
  • 5th offense: 4th degree felony
  • 6th offense: 3rd degree felony
  • 7+ offenses: 3rd degree felony

In order to be convicted of DWI, the offender must plead guilty. A criminal conviction will appear on background checks and potentially affect future employment opportunities. You need to consult an experienced DWI lawyer as soon as you have access to a telephone to discuss the unique circumstances of your DWI arrest.

Patrick J. Martinez & Associates understands what is at stake with a DWI conviction. From the moment you contact our attorneys, we gather the relevant information and evidence to start defending your case. As a client, you will receive Attorney Martinez’s personal cell phone number so you can call at any time with questions or concerns.

DWI Conviction Penalties

In New Mexico, there are mandatory penalties for DWI conviction. These may include:

  • Alcohol screening
  • DWI school
  • License revocation
  • Ignition interlock
  • Jail or prison time
  • Counseling
  • Community service

Judges have more discretion over sentencing in DWI cases than other types of criminal cases. This is why it is essential to have a skilled DWI lawyer at your side. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates has over 25 years of experience defending DWI offenders and minimizing the negative effects a conviction may have on their life. You can trust our DWI lawyers to protect your best interests throughout every stage of the legal process.

Contact an Albuquerque DWI Lawyer

Conviction is not a necessary consequence of a DWI arrest. Learn your legal options by scheduling a FREE consultation at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates today.

Call (505) 242-9164 to speak with a DWI lawyer about your case.