New Mexico not only prohibits drunk driving but also driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs. The penalties for a drug DUI are generally the same as those for an alcohol-related offense.
This article discusses how New Mexico defines drugged driving and the consequences of a violation.
A New Mexico motorist can be convicted of a drug DUI for driving or being in "actual physical control" of a vehicle while under the influence of any drug. For purposes of the DUI law, "under the influence" means "to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle."
The consequences of a New Mexico drugged driving conviction depend on the circumstances. But generally, a DUI carries the following possible penalties:
Some offenders are eligible for a restricted license for driving during a suspension. However, an IID is a requirement to obtain this type of license.
New Mexico DUI law is complex, and the facts of every case are different. If you've been arrested for driving under the influence, talk to an experienced DUI attorney in your area. A qualified DUI lawyer can tell you how the law applies to the facts of your case and help you decide on the best course of action.