Bernalillo, New Mexico DUI Lawyers
Facing a DUI/DWI? Experienced attorney can help!
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
University of New Mexico
When you need a lawyer, you want someone who’s smart, aggressive, and experienced, with a proven history of success; an attorney you can trust who's committed to getting you the results you need. We’d like to put our extensive legal experience to work for you.
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Practice Areas: Divorce, Custody & Family Law; Aggressive Criminal Defense; Business Disputes & Civil Lawsuits; Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
Ms. Torraco defends the innocent and seeks second chances for the guilty. "There is no higher calling than to represent an innocent person."
For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.
Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is continuing his successful litigation practice while also offering counseling and advice...
Christin was a state public defender for three years (2003-2006) snd has had her own private practice since 2006. She had a CJA appointment for about 4...
Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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