LifeSafer Ignition Interlock

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New Mexico DWI Laws


If you fail a breath test or refuse to take one, your license will be immediately suspended and the NM Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) can revoke it for up to a year. The arresting officer will give you a temporary driving permit that will let you drive for 20 days before the revocation goes into effect. During that time you can request a hearing to challenge the case, but you must do it within 10 days of arrest.


If you are sentenced by a New Mexico court after a trial or plea agreement you will face additional sanctions. The administrative and judicial cases are separate, and must both be handled. Jail terms are more severe if blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .16 or above, or if an injury was caused in the course of the DWI. An ignition interlock device is mandatory for all DWI convictions. The term varies depending on the prior record of DWI offenses. For 4th or subsequent offenses, the term is lifetime, with the opportunity of a court review every five years. You will also have to undergo alcohol evaluation and treatment and perform community service. Visit the New Mexico MVD website for more information.

New Mexico DWI Resources

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*Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.

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New Mexico Ignition Interlock Pricing

An ignition interlock (IID) is about $3 per day on average in New Mexico, but what you are paying for goes beyond the device. LifeSafer IIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door.

Our customer service and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to our customers. Your local authorized New Mexico installation center is constantly updating their training and calibration service so your program runs smoothly and we can install an interlock on any vehicle. There is a lot riding on your device working properly and LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.

New Mexico DWI Attorneys

With a team dedicated to finding experienced DWI attorneys in New Mexico, LifeSafer works to make your ignition interlock experience as easy as possible. Call today to learn about our attorney partners, and gain the support you need to find the best DWI attorney near you.

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Our New Mexico state experts can answer any questions you have. Give them a call today and get your installation scheduled quickly.

NM Interlock Process Report

Need a step by step guide for navigating the interlock process in New Mexico? Get started here and we will send you a personalized interlock process report tailored to your needs.

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