One arrest on a drunk driving charge can trigger a fine, license suspension or even jail time. Many motorists who are stopped on suspicion of a DWI are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and fail to realize the defenses that exist in these matters. Most drivers are considered to be legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol content reaches or exceeds .08 percent. Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists under the age of 21 must abide by even lower limits. However, a failed breathalyzer test is not necessarily evidence of guilt. We look at all of the circumstances surrounding our clients’ DWI arrests and often find significant flaws in the vehicle stop, arrest or testing process.
Clark, Jones & Pennington, LLC represents clients from the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas in DUI/DWI defense litigation and other legal matters. Please call 505-820-1825 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Santa Fe office.