DUI Accident Attorney Albuquerque, NM

Even safe, responsible drivers can find themselves making errors from time to time. For instance, having one alcoholic beverage too many on a night out with friends can lead to a drunk driving charge, which could affect your life for many years to come.

In New Mexico, DUI can incur serious penalties, including jail time. It can also result in your losing your driving privileges for an extended period, possibly even permanently depending on the number of previous offenses. Accordingly, you must secure proper legal representation when faced with DUI to avoid the worst possible outcome.

Where to Find Help After a DUI Accident

While DUI charges are bad enough on their own, being involved in a DUI accident can incur extended jail time and exorbitant fines. In this case, contacting Angela Arellanes Law ensures a solid defense against your charges to potentially mitigate the penalties you’re facing.

My name is Angela Arellanes and I’ve been practicing law for more than two decades. As a result, I know exactly what to expect during DUI cases in Albuquerque. I can also identify when the rights of my clients have been violated during an arrest or at other stages in the legal process. With my assistance, you can rest assured of a dependable defense, no matter what you’re up against.

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Penalties You May Face After Your DUI Case

Keep in mind that even first DUI offenses can incur harsh penalties, including:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Community service
  • Ignition interlock installation
  • Mandatory attendance of substance abuse programs
  • Probation

Additionally, penalties are often elevated in cases where an injury has occurred. This is true of aggravated DUI, a charge that can result from causing bodily injury, having a blood alcohol concentration of .16% or higher, or refusing to submit to breath testing. If you’re convicted of aggravated DUI, you will serve a minimum of 48 hours in jail, but you may also experience other penalties.

Why Experienced Legal Counsel Is Crucial

DUI cases are not always straightforward. In fact, there may be extenuating circumstances that can impact the outcome of the case, as well as affect your penalties. In some instances, it may even be possible to get the charges dismissed.

While I can’t promise a specific outcome, you can rest assured that I will diligently review your case to provide the best possible defense for you. That could mean reduced penalties, which will allow you to get on with your life as soon as possible.

Call (505) 247-2417 to schedule a consultation or contact us to learn more about our legal services. I look forward to assisting you.