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Know your Rights! If Zuni police have arrested you for DWI act quickly.

If you are facing criminal charges by the Zuni Pueblo in suspicion of any crime, including DWI, know that both the Zuni law and the Indian Civil Rights Act afford you certain protections. If you were arrested for DWI, and you blew .08 or above, or you refused to take the breathalyzer, you automatically lose […]

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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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New Mexico posed to enact curfew law allowing cities to criminalize behavior that is not unlawful if committed by adults

There are several anti-crime bills being discussed for the upcoming state legislative session, one of which is legislation that would permit municipalities to enact ordinances that authorize criminal sanctions for youth violating a curfew. The New Mexico Supreme Court addressed a challenge to an ordinance the City of Albuquerque had in a 1999 decision, concluding “that the […]

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New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Suppression of Ron Bell DWI Stop

Albuquerque’s celebrity attorney Ron Bell (the guy with the billboards that promises to sue drunk drivers) was recently himself the subject and target of a DWI investigation despite blowing a 0.0 and having prescription Adderall in his blood. In a blow to permitting New Mexico police and prosecutors to arrest and charge DWI when a Defendant is […]

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