Don't drink and drive.
Don’t drink and drive.

Drunk drivers are pulled over in New Mexico every day. In 2012, over 14,000 people were arrested for DWI in New Mexico. After being tried and convicted for DWI, New Mexico law states that your license should be revoked. In order to reinstate your driving privileges, a person convicted of DWI must have an Interlock License.

But how do you know how long your license will be revoked for? And how do you get it back after the revocation period is finished?

New Mexico Driver’s License Revocation Periods

New Mexico is an implied consent state, meaning that you will submit to a chemical test if a law enforcement officer has reason to believe you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The revocation periods are:

        • 6 months on the first offense for someone 21+
        • One year for refusing a test or for someone under 21 on the first or subsequent offense
        • One year after the 1st criminal conviction of DWI
        • Two years after the 2nd conviction of DWI
        • Three years after the 3rd conviction of DWI
        • Lifetime for 4th and subsequent

In New Mexico, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.08% for anyone above the age of 21. If in question about your ability to drive after consuming alcohol, it’s always safer to catch a ride or a cab home.

DWI Interlock Licenses or Reinstatement

At MVD Express, we treat every customer with respect. When you come in to get your interlock license or to have your full license reinstated, we will give you quick and friendly service. Because the requirements differ from case-to-case about what is necessary to obtain an interlock license or to obtain your full license, our customer service agents will let you know exactly what you need to bring in. You can even call us at  505-2941732 before you stop in to ensure you have the required documents. We’ll see you soon!