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What are the consequences of refusing a DWI breath test in New Mexico, and what are the consequences of not hiring a private attorney?

If you have been pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you might be asked to take a breath test to verify whether you are impaired and to determine the level of blood alcohol in your system. Should you refuse? What are the legal consequences of declining a breathalyzer test in New Mexico? There are […]

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Navajo Nation police are required to “Mirandize plus” detainees. How does this apply to DWI?

In general, state constitutions and the federal constitution protect the accused from self-incrimination. In a DWI investigation self-incrimination can take several forms, including answering the following common questions from the investigating police officer: whether one has had anything to drink, where one has been drinking, or where one is driving from and to. Any answer by […]

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If You Have Been Arrested for DWI You Have 10 Days From Your Arrest To Demand License Revocation Hearing

If you are arrested by a New Mexico police officer under suspicion of committing a DWI, your driver’s license will be confiscated at the scene by the police if your breath score is at or above the legal limit, or if you have refused to take the breath/blood test. The state MVD then attempts to revoke your […]

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