Asked in DUI / DWI for New Mexico

Q: I was arrested on October 5 2019for aggravated DWI, I stayed 24 hours in jail for it, it was my first

My court is coming up February 2020, if convicted and have 48 hours mandatory jail time do I get credit for time served, or is there a way to not get jail time just probation,I have no criminal record and have started alcohol counseling

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: It will depend entirely on the nature of your detention and the facts of your case. Were the 24 hours that you "stayed" in jail in anticipation of your arraignment? In which court is your case set? (i.e. "Metro Court" in Albuquerque?). Have you contacted an attorney? These answer to these questions will determine the posture of your case.

Frankly, in DWI cases its STRONGLY recommended that you seek out professional counsel and advice.

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