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DWI Defense Attorney in Albuquerque

If you’ve been arrested for DWI or DUI in Albuquerque, NM, contact attorney Dan Baca immediately. He will fight to protect your rights, your future and your driving privileges.

Keys and AlcoholUnderstanding DWI Cases

With over 20 years of criminal defense experience, trial attorney Dan Baca is very familiar with all aspects of DWI cases. He can help you understand:

  • New Mexico drunk driving laws
  • What to do in the event of DUI/DWI arrests
  • The different penalties you may face for felony DWI charges or for subsequent offenses

As your DWI lawyer, Dan Baca will advise you of all of your defense options as he works with you to build the most effective defense possible.

DWI Sentencing Guidelines

Although actual sentences and penalties may vary by case, consequences are increasingly severe with each subsequent charge. Potential sentences include:

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Jail time

Up to 90 days

96 consecutive hours up to 364 days

30-364 days


Up to $500




Up to 1 year

1-5 years

1-5 years

License suspension

Up to 1 year

2 years

3 years

  • 24 hrs community service
  • 1st Offender program
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • At least 48  hrs community service
  • Court-ordered substance abuse counseling and/or treatment
  • At least 96 hrs community service
  • Court-ordered substance abuse counseling and/or treatment
Interlock device

1 year

2 years

3 years

Fourth and subsequent DUI offenses are automatic felony charges.

Contact Experienced DWI Attorney Dan Baca

If you or a loved one is in need of an experienced DWI/DUI lawyer, contact Dan Baca to schedule your free consultation today. He is committed to protecting your rights and will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest as he pursues the best possible outcome to your case.

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