Jail time for a DUI?
I spent the night in jail last night for being over the legal limit. It is my second DUI, usa will I have jail time after my hearing?
Answered by Lawyer Salim A. Khayoumi in Albuquerque, NM on July 11, 2011:
Under New Mexico DWI laws, a defendant who is found guilty of a DWI-2nd offense faces a mandatory 96 hours (4 days) in jail. Before pleading to the DWI charges, it’s critically important to speak with a New Mexico licensed DWI attorney about defending against the criminal charge(s). Assuming that defense counsel is unsuccessful or unable to defend against the DWI charge, he/?she may still be able to work a plea deal with the state prosecutor handling the case.
Answer Applies to: New Mexico
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