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DWI: Breath-Alcohol Tests

Are the breath-alcohol testing machines used by law enforcement officers reliable? The answer, admittedly, is: sometimes. Scary isn't it? First of all, most law enforcement officers will admit ...
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DWI: Breath or Blood

Pursuant to New Mexico law, a driver, merely by being licensed to drive in this state, implies his/her consent to submit to a breath test, a blood test, or both upon reasonable request from a law ...
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Judicial Performance Evaluations

The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC)has completed its evaluations of New Mexico's judges recently. The commission compiles data and composes a grid that displays their ...
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S.I.D.: Sorry, Impossible Demeanor

The S.I.D. (Special Investigations Division) Agents were working overtime at the tailgating scene in Las Cruces, New Mexico this weekend. I was tailgating with family and friends there prior to the ...
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Nope. It's Against the Law

The U.S. Congress Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on over-criminalization. One of the focal cases involves a man named Abner Shoenwetter. He was a seafood broker that was convicted of buying ...
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DWI: Who Can Testify About What?

In a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision, the Court held that a stand-in can lay an adequate foundation to permit the admission of evidence that they had no first-hand information about. It was a ...
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DWI: Sufficiency of Complaints

In the ever seemingly distant past, the Court of Appeals was asked to decide whether a charge of "DWI" on a criminal complaint amounted to sufficient notice for the charge of driving while ...
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Mandatory jail time does not mean mandatory jail time

In New Mexico, some statutes require criminal defendants to spend mandatory time in jail upon being convicted of certain crimes. Driving while under the influence is one such crime if the case ...
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Using cellular telephones while driving

Many stops are perfected by police officers for drivers failing to maintain their lanes of travel. I have to say that about a third of the driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases I see start with a ...
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Sale of Illegal Narcotics

Possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics cases filed in New Mexico seem to be on the rise recently. The manner within which the narcotics are possessed, transferred or used has been, and ...
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DWI: Driving...what exaclty is it?

I have posted on this issue before, and there is finally some clarity on the issue. The Supreme Court finally decided the Sims case. Now, driving while under the influence of alcohol has to involve ...
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Arizona's New Law

According to the new law in Arizona that comes into effect soon, if people are suspected of being illegally present in the United States, people in Arizona are subject to police interrogation. If the ...
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DWI: Mandatory jail time

The legislative session came and went. Then, it came and went again (the special session caused the second coming). The proposal to order mandatory jail time for a first offense DWI was ultimately ...
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DWI: Mandatory jail for a first offense?

Governor Richardson recently let it be known that he'll seek to change existing law to make those convicted of DWI, driving while under the influence (first offense), face mandatory jail time. ...
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