Resources for Individuals Facing Drunk Driving Charges

Being arrested for a DWI starts a complicated process that has both an administrative and criminal justice element. In order to recover and protect your driving privileges and defend your freedom, you need to stay on top of both. These compiled resources can help.

Resources for Administrative Issues

In order to recover your forfeited license and avoid automatic license revocation, you must request a hearing with New Mexico MVD within 10 days of your arrest.

For more information, see DWI Information.

To download the application form, visit Hearing Requests.

If your vehicle was seized upon a drunk driving arrest, you must request a hearing with the City of Albuquerque within 10 days of your arrest. The Vehicle Seizure Hearings page provides detailed information about how to request a hearing as well as a downloadable application form.

Resources for Criminal Matters

Following a drunk driving arrest, you will be required to appear a number of times before the court presiding over the criminal case. Missing court dates can result in being held in contempt of court, re-arrest and fines.

To find information about your DWI case, use New Mexico court’s online case lookup tool.

For cases being held in Rio Rancho municipal court, use this court record and calendar lookup.

The Best Resource is an Experienced Attorney

For any DWI offense, there is no substitute for expert legal counsel. The best resource you can get is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Patrick J. Martinez & Associates to schedule a free initial consultation about your DWI case. We have more than 20 years of experience focused on DWI defense, and we handle all administrative hearings at no extra cost for our criminal defense clients.

Call (505) 242-9164 for expert DWI criminal defense in Albuquerque, NM.