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DWI : Accomplice Liability

The District Attorney's Office and law enforcement officers around the state have started charging passengers of vehicles with DWI for allegedly doing something to encourage the act of DWI. The theory of prosecution is not much different from the average accomplice liability case. For example, if you agree to drive the get-away car in a bank heist, you are equally guilty of robbing the bank as you did something in furtherance of the crime. The statute that allows for prosecution under this theory is called "Parties to a Crime."

I recently represented the first client I know of that faced trial for misdemeanor DWI under an accomplice liability theory. Though my client was acquitted, the District Attorney's Office has made it clear that they are actively going to pursue more prosecutions of non-drivers in DWI cases.

Here's the link to a story that ran on the news concerning the recent case I handled:

http://www.kob.com/article/11687/?vid=2908754&v=1

For more information on how I can assist you with your case, please contact my firm as soon as possible. As an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer, I can make sure that your rights are aggresively defended throughout the duration of your case. The Romero Law Firm, P.A. offers a free case evaluation for those who want to know more about how I can help them.

  • We Prepare Every Case For Trial

    Regardless of whether we take it that far, learn how we are fully prepared to fight for you.

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  • Experience Makes All The Difference

    We have a reputation for success and an established history of advanced education and training.

    Our Victories
  • Charged With Drunk Driving?

    Get aggressive DWI/DUI defense and fight to keep your license! We also handle vehicle seizures.

    How We Can Help
  • Have You
    Been Arrested?

    Fill out a free case evaluation form and learn how we can fight aggressively on your behalf.

    Get Started Now
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