Third Offense DWI/DUI in New Mexico

A third DWI/DUI in New Mexico is classified as a misdemeanor. If convicted, an offender faces stiff criminal and administrative penalties. Keep in mind that New Mexico does not have a lookback period --  the period of years during which a previous DUI is considered a "prior." In otherwords, all previous DWIs count on a driver's record regardless of when they occurred.

What To Expect:

  • You will need to spend anywhere from 30 to 364 days in jail depending on the ruling.
  • A minimum fine of $750 to $1000 for the offense will be incurred.
  • There will be a minimum of a three year suspension of your license following a conviction.
  • After the three year license suspension you will be required to have an ignition interlock device put on your car for three additional years.
  • You will be required to receive treatment for alcohol abuse.
  • You will be required to do some form of community service.
  • You may also receive probation for up to 5 years following your release from prison..

Plea Options

New Mexico prohibits bargaining a DWI down to a wet reckless charge.

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