A DWI/DUI arrest in Española County is more than a routine traffic stop. If it results in a conviction, it can result in a lifetime of problems, including jail time, fines, and more.
You can fight your DWI/DUI charges along with challenging the decision to get your driver’s license back by hiring a DWI/DUI lawyer for Española at Grano Law Offices, P.C. While defending these matters is anything but simple, you can work with a legal professional that will fight for your rights while ensuring that you are not taking more than your fair share of the punishment.
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If you want legal help fighting the charges pending against you in Española County, call an experienced DWI/DUI lawyer you can trust at Grano Law Offices, P.C. Request your FREE case strategy session by calling 505-587-8649 or sending a note to me here.
My office provides the opportunity to meet in a virtual setting if you are unable to meet me at my Las Vegas, NM office. We can communicate via video and teleconferencing, email, and secure messaging.
Grano Law Offices P.C. Fights for Accused Residents in Española
As a former state prosecutor for the State of New Mexico, I am experienced in the types of strategies that the Española County District Attorney’s Office may potentially use against you. This experience gives me a unique insight into the defense of DWI/DUI matters.
Unfortunately, there are significant penalties associated with a conviction. Grano Law Offices, P.C. can help you if you are facing the following charges:
Misdemeanor First-Offense DWI/DUI
- Potential Penalties: Ignition interlock for every vehicle you drive up to one year; Up to 90 days in jail; Up to a $500 fine; and up to one year of supervised probation
- Mandatory penalties: Up to 24 hours of community service; DWI school; Participation in the victim impact panel; and compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening.
- Aggravated DWI/DUI: Mandatory 48 hours in jail.
Misdemeanor Second-Offense DWI/DUI
- Potential penalties: Ignition interlock for every vehicle you drive up to two years; Up to one year in jail with 96 mandatory hours served consecutively; Up to a $1,000 fine; and up to five years of supervised probation.
- Mandatory penalties: $500 fine; 48 hours of community service; Compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening; and complete one of the following: 28 days of in-patient treatment, or 90 days of out-patient treatment, or completing a drug court program.
- Aggravated DWI/DUI: Mandatory 8 days in jail.
Misdemeanor Third Offense DWI/DUI
- Potential penalties: Ignition interlock for every vehicle you drive up to three years; Up to one year in jail with 30 mandatory days served consecutively; Up to a $1,000 fine; and up to 5 years of supervised probation.
- Mandatory penalties: $750 fine; Compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening; 96 hours of community service; and complete one of the following: 28 days of in-patient treatment, or 90 days of out-patient treatment, or completing a drug court program.
- Aggravated DWI/DUI: Mandatory 90 days in jail.
- Potential penalties: Ignition interlock license for life and a lifetime revocation; Up to 12 years in prison; Up to a $10,000 fine; Up to five years on supervised probation; and ineligibility for some jobs. A felony is the most severe charge you can receive with minimum, mandatory penalties for convictions.
MVD License Revocation Hearing
Whether you blew over the legal limit or refused to submit to blood alcohol content (BAC) testing, the arresting officer will take your license away. However, you will be given a chance to get it back at an MVD License Revocation Hearing as long as you request one within ten days of receiving the Notice of Revocation.