Experienced DWI/DUI Lawyer for Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe County prosecutors go after drunk drivers aggressively.

If you or your loved one were charged for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI or DUI) in the Santa Fe, New Mexico-area, the potential consequences are life-changing.

Even for a first-time or simple DWI offense, it is a conviction that will remain on your record indefinitely and may result in jail time, fines, and other penalties. Subsequent and aggravated DWIs are even worse.

Did you know that you can legally challenge the charges you are facing with a DWI/DUI lawyer for Santa Fe, New Mexico?

As a former New Mexico state prosecutor, I have past experience in trying these cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. I know the typical tactics they use and that defendants can challenge them. Bad things happen to good people, and you SHOULD NOT have to pay the criminal justice system with your life on a defensible matter.

Get the Answers You Want with a FREE Case Strategy Session

If you are scared and do not know where to turn, contact Grano Law Offices, P.C. now. I am offering you a free case strategy session to get the answers you need at 505-587-8649 or shooting me a confidential message here.

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Remote visits utilizing the latest technology are a click or phone call away.  I have got you and your loved ones covered. We can connect in a remote setting through video conferencing, telephone, email, or secure messaging.

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Marc Grano Will Aggressively Represent Even the Toughest DWI/DUI Cases in Santa Fe County

Facing a DWI/DUI is frightening. Your whole future may be on the line. As a DUI/DWI attorney for Santa Fe, I want you to know that you can challenge the charges pending against you.

REMEMBER: you are innocent until proven guilty.

Fight back by hiring a New Mexico DUI/DWI defense lawyer with proven results. Grano Law Offices, P.C. is prepared to create a defensive strategy that accounts for ALL of your rights while pushing back against the prosecutor assigned to your case.

My office represents even the MOST serious DWI/DUI charges against potential consequences, including:

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Misdemeanor DWI/DUI in New Mexico

Even for a first-time drunk driving conviction in New Mexico, you could face severe penalties. A third-offense DWI/DUI is the maximum number of offense before facing felony charges.

Another element that can increase the penalties handed down after conviction is for an aggravated DWI/DUI. An aggravated DWI/DUI occurs when your BAC registers at 0.16%, which is twice the legal limit. You can also get an aggravated DWI if you refuse to submit to BAC testing.

Here is an overview of the types of misdemeanor DWI/DUI cases I represent in New Mexico alongside their corresponding penalties, some of which are mandatory:

First-Offense DWI/DUI & Penalties

  • Ignition interlock for every vehicle you drive up to one year
  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Up to one-year of supervised probation
  • Up to 24 hours of community service (mandatory)
  • DWI school (mandatory)
  • Participation in the victim impact panel (mandatory)
  • Compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening (mandatory)
  • Aggravated DWI/DUI: Mandatory 48 hours in jail

Second-Offense DWI/DUI & 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 ($500 is mandatory)
  • Up to five years of supervised probation
  • 48 hours of community service (mandatory)
  • Compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening (mandatory)
  • Complete one of the following (mandatory):
    • 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

Third Offense DWI/DUI & 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 ($750 is mandatory)
  • Up to 5 years of supervised probation
  • Compliance with the recommendations of a substance abuse screening (mandatory)
  • 96 hours of community service (mandatory)
  • Complete one of the following (mandatory):
    • 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

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Felony DWI/DUI in New Mexico & Penalties

A fourth-offense or subsequent results in felony charges, which is a whole other level of seriousness in the eyes of the law. Minimum penalties for fourth-offense DUI/DWIs or greater include:

  • 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
  • Ineligibility for some jobs

Mandatory penalties for a felony DWI/DUI in New Mexico range from a mandatory six months imprisonment for a fourth DWI conviction all the way up to a mandatory minimum of ten (10) years in prison for an eighth DWI conviction.  If you are facing a felony DWI, contact a New Mexico criminal defense lawyer at Grano Law Offices, P.C. right away to protect your rights and launch a strategic defense.

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MVD License Revocation Hearing

If you blew over the legal limit or refused the breath test to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC), your driver’s license will be confiscated by the arresting officer. You will be served with a Notice of Revocation by the arresting officer and your privilege to operate a motor vehicle will be revoked UNLESS you Demand an MVD license revocation hearing to challenge this decision.

THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF RECEIVING THE NOTICE OF REVOCATION!  I hold certifications with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate DWI/DUI arrests and will use it to prepare a strategic defense that works to get you back on the road.

Contact a tenacious and unrelenting DWI/DUI attorney for Santa Fe, New Mexico at Grano Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE case strategy session and get the answers you need now. Request yours by calling me at 505-587-8649 or sending me a private message here.

Don’t Give Up – Fight Your Charge —Call Grano Law Offices, P.C. Today

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DWI/DUI Charges Are Defensible Because the Process Is Standardized and Flawed

Even though you can be charged if you refuse a breath test or exceed the .08 percent BAC limit, there are possible defenses to the allegations you are facing. As your New Mexico DWI lawyer, I will work to analyze your case and uncover these potential defenses and put them to work in your favor by challenging the prosecutor at every critical point.

You see, DUI/DWI investigations are uniformly standardized throughout the United States. As you can imagine, law enforcement failures can occur at any point in the process. Their failures and inadequacies can become defenses if they affect your case.

At Grano Law Offices, P.C., I will evaluate your case for numerous possible defenses, including:

  • You were not the actual driver of the vehicle
  • The arresting officer lacked reasonable suspicion to stop you
  • The Breathalyzer was defective or malfunctioning
  • The administration of the Breathalyzer was flawed
  • The arresting officer lacked probable cause to arrest you
  • A medical conditioned caused you to exceed the breath test falsely
  • A medical conditioned caused you to fail the field sobriety tests
  • The arresting officer did not follow standardized procedures
  • You did not refuse the breath test
  • The arresting officer violated your rights

The prosecutor assigned to your case will act methodically to get the conviction they want. Plus, they have decades of collective experience prosecuting people in your situation.

Do not let your lack of knowledge result in overpaying for your charges. Fight back by hiring a Santa Fe, New Mexico DWI/DUI lawyer to give yourself every chance at freedom and a bright future.

Call Grano Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE Case Strategy Session

If you have questions, Grano Law Offices, P.C. wants to help. Contact my legal team for a FREE case strategy to get the answers you want. Request yours now by calling 505-587-8649 or sending me a private message here