Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is considered a serious offense in New Mexico. In fact, the state has some of the toughest DWI laws in the country and as a result, DWI charges should not be taken lightly. If convicted, you may face severe penalties — even if it is your first offense. In addition to potential fines and incarceration, your driver's or professional license could be suspended or revoked. You may be required to get an ignition interlock or even lose your job.
Fighting DWI charges
Have you or a loved one been charged with DWI in Albuquerque? If so, you need an attorney who understands how to fight these charges. Rasheed & Associates, P.C. can help. We have extensive experience handling DWI cases. In fact, Attorney Rasheed's credentials in this area of law are significant. He:
- Has been recognized as one of the top DWI lawyers in New Mexico
- Has hosted and presented at an annual DWI seminar for the New Mexico Criminal Law Defense Association (NMCDLA) for the past 11 years
- Was recently named among the best criminal lawyers in New Mexico by Best Lawyers magazine
- Is a former assistant district attorney in Bernalillo County who handled up to 100 DWI cases per week
- Testifies annually before the New Mexico Legislature on behalf of NMCDLA on proposed laws relating to criminal, DWI and driver's license revocation issues
20 years of experience in DWI law serves as a resource for us as we build your defense. If the arresting officers made any errors or violated your rights at any time, it may be possible to get the charges against you reduced or even dropped entirely. We use Attorney Rasheed's in-depth knowledge of New Mexico's DWI laws and the tactics the prosecution may rely on when seeking a conviction — as well as his mastery of the strategies used to fight these charges — all to your advantage.
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A DWI conviction could result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. This can be especially damaging if your livelihood requires you to drive for a living. At Rasheed & Associates, P.C., we represent clients in DWI and traffic-related suspension and revocation proceedings involving the Motor Vehicle Division. This includes Implied Consent hearings. We also handle professional licensing issues before the nursing, pharmacy or other similar professional boards.
Contact us today
The value of a good lawyer cannot be overstated. At Rasheed & Associates, P.C., we understand that you have a lot at stake, so when we take your case our primary goal is protecting you and your best interests. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI or is dealing with a suspended or revoked license, we stand ready to fight on your behalf. Contact our Albuquerque office online or call us at 505-246-8474 to schedule a free initial consultation.