Will I lose my Driver’s License if I am Charged with a DWI/DUI?
If you refuse to take a breath test, or if your B.A.C. is above the legal limit, the arresting officer will confiscate your license upon arrest. The officer should also provide you with a Notice of Revocation. The Notice will be sent to the Motor Vehicle Division, which will automatically revoke your driver’s license 20 days after your arrest, whether or not you go to court, through the administrative “Implied Consent Act.” To prevent your license from being revoked, you MUST submit a REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING along with a money order for $25.00 within 10 days of your arrest to:
Driver Services Bureau
1100 South St. Francis Drive, Room 2092
P.O. Box 1028
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-1028
The Request for Hearing form may be accessed at: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov
How Long Will My License Be Revoked for?
If you do lose your license, the period of revocation will depend on your age and whether you have previously had your license revoked:
Over 21 years of age (at or above 0.08%)
- 1st Offense – 6 months for failing a chemical test
- 1st Offense – One year for refusing a chemical test
- 2nd or Subsequent Offense – One year for failing or refusing a chemical test
Under 21 years of age (at or above 0.02%)
- 1st and subsequent – One year for failing or refusing a chemical test
You can also lose your license if you are convicted of DWI. As with Implied Consent, the period of restriction depends on your DWI/DUI history.
- 1st Offense – One Year
- 2nd Offense – Two Years
- 3rd Offense – Three Years
- 4th or Subsequent Offense – Lifetime
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