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