Drunk Driving Attorney Albuquerque, NM

Are you facing drunk driving charges in Albuquerque? If so, you must have dependable legal representation to make certain your rights remain respected from the arrest to the trial.

My name is Angela Arellanes and my firm, Angela Arellanes Law, proudly represents clients faced with drunk driving charges. I’ll make sure you receive fair treatment at the hands of the law. I’ll also do my best to mitigate the charges against you, which can result in reduced penalties in some cases.

Please call (505) 247-2417 to discuss your case today. You can also contact us for more information on my firm and what we can do for you.

Possible Penalties of a DUI

If convicted, drunk driving can lead to major punishments. While it can depend on the number of previous offenses and other factors, many drivers convicted of DUI will face:

  • Fines
  • Jail Time
  • License Suspension/Revocation
  • Attendance of Substance Abuse Programs

Other punishments can also apply in drunk driving cases. For instance, many drivers are obligated to install ignition interlock devices on their vehicles, which require breath testing in order to start the car. If a driver goes over the legal limit, the vehicle will not start, and the person will be faced with additional penalties.

Also, consider that aggravated DUIs carry even harsher penalties. Aggravated DUIs occur when a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of .16% or more, or if they injure another person during the course of the drunk driving incident. If convicted, the driver will face mandatory minimum jail sentences, exorbitant fines, and other serious penalties.

What to Look for in an Attorney

There are a few essential qualities to look for when seeking representation for a drunk driving charge:

  • Experience with a variety of DUI cases
  • Awareness of New Mexico’s drunk driving laws
  • Passion for supporting their clients
  • Diligence when it comes to reviewing evidence

My law firm has been assisting clients throughout New Mexico for more than 25 years. As a result, you can rest assured that I have the skill and the knowledge to represent you. I also believe in treating all clients with respect and dignity, as I understand that even good people can make mistakes.

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