The Heavy Cost Of DWI/DUI in Albuquerque


Driving while intoxicated, or DWI/DUI, is considered a very serious crime in Albuquerque. If you are arrested for DWI/DUI, you face range of consequences, including jail time, fines, and license suspension.

The Costs Of DWI/DUI Conviction in Albuquerque

Being convicted of DWI/DUI in Albuquerque can affect multiple areas of your life, from your financial stability to your ability to operate vehicle. You could face:

  • Loss of Freedom. A DWI/DUI conviction may incur a jail term, which ranges from 90 days to 18 months. You may also be subject to up to 5 years of probation and/or community service.
  • Suspension of Driving Privileges. problemsYou may lose your driving privileges for up to three years, depending on your circumstances, and you will be required to use an ignition interlock device for the period of suspension.
  • Financial Penalties. If you are convicted of DWI/DUI, you could be ordered to pay a fine of $500 to $1000. If you’re required to attend mandatory substance abuse counseling, you will be obligated to cover all associated costs on your own.

DWI/DUI can also impact your life in other ways. Because you’ll have a criminal record after your conviction, your ability to gain future employment may be jeopardized. Your car insurance rate will also likely increase.

Fight for Your Future with An Experienced Albuquerque DWI/DUI Lawyer

As an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer for over 25 years, I have defended numerous clients against DWI/DUI cases. I understand the seriousness of the charges against you and the heavy costs you face if convicted.

As your DWI/DUI lawyer, I can provide an aggressive and focused defense on your behalf. Contact me as soon as possible after your arrest to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

Call 505.247.2417 for Experienced representation when you face DWI/DUI charges in Albuquerque!
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