Tag Archives: New Mexico

What’s the Difference Between a Public Defender and a Private Attorney?

If you find yourself in a tough legal situation, then you will need a lawyer. Not having a lawyer is unacceptable. Pleading guilty is unacceptable. Surrendering without a fight is not an option. You need a lawyer who will represent you to the best of his or her ability. A lawyer can save you money […]

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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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Question: What does “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” mean for a New Mexico DWI investigation?

Question: What does “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” mean in a DWI investigation? And what’s the big deal if I admit to having only drank “a couple” of beers? Before a New Mexico police officer can make contact with a person and conduct a DWI investigation, it is required that the police have “reasonable suspicion.” […]

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