New Mexico Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I got a street racing ticket and so did the guy I was racing, everyone else was racing around us too. Can I fight it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
Yes you can, and yes you should. A ticket like this has big consequences and keeping it off your driving record should be a priority. A Traffic Lawyer would be a big plus in dealing with this situation.

-Glenn Smith Valdez

Q: i Got pulled over with my learners permit and I have to go to court by a certain date. What’s going to happen ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
Get your provisional and go to court. Negotiate with the officer and ask him or her tax agree to a deferred sentence. You will pay court costs but if you get the deferred sentence And don’t get any tickets for 90 days your record will remain clean.

Q: I'm a cdl driver and had a different do to wind and getting charged with careless driving what should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
When a careless driving charge involves a crash, the cases are more complicated and difficult to deal with. Sometimes that complication can be used by a good attorney to help win the case. A great attorney will request all of the discovery, witness statements, video, crash reports. They will review everything and determine what the best possible outcome is. It may be a plea to a reduced charge such as failure to maintain a traffic lane, or it may be that the best solution is to go to trial and...

Q: If an officer didn't give me a paper ticket when stopped, should I be expecting one in the mail?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
It depends. In very rare cases, an officer will have a Summons issued to have you appear in court for a traffic violation. However, that typically is in situations where ther is a crash. You said you were pulled over. What did the officer tell you? Perhaps he or she just gave you a warning? Think back to the traffic stop, you may be able to remember what was said and answer the question yourself.

Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 72 In a 45, the officer said if I take a driving saftey course, nothing will show up..

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on May 10, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
Without looking at your citation it is a difficult question to answer. You should contact the court and see what they can tell you about the situation. You are on the right track wanting to keep it off your driving record. The fine is very high as well and you should try to avoid paying that if possible. You may want to consider consulting with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer who can review the citation and give you a more accurate explanation

- Glenn Smith Valdez

Q: Can you be charged with careless driving in a private parking lot?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
Careless driving does not apply in a parking lot. Reckless, however, can be committed in a parking lot. Reckless has a higher “mens rea” or intent element, meaning simply being negligent will not suffice. It also carries mandatory jail. This is a serious offense. You should consult with an experienced traffic lawyer.

-Glenn Smith Valdez

Q: How long can your license be suspended for not paying a ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Apr 24, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
You license will be suspended until you meet conditions for reinstatement: until you pay the ticket. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you are facing mandatory jail time and an additional one year suspension of your license. You should pay your ticket promptly, before the consequences become more expensive and more serious.

-Glenn Smith Valdez

Q: Careless driving, doing 106 on a 55 zone what could happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Glenn Smith Valdez's answer
While jail is a possibility with a careless driving charge in New Mexico - (up to 9 days and up to a $300 fine) it is very very unlikely. Quite simply, the jails in our state are overcrowded and expensive to run, the last thing most judges want to do is put the mother of a two-year old in jail. You should try to put the worry of jail behind you and consider the realistic results. A conviction for careless driving will put 3 points on your New Mexico Drivers License, and will likely result in...

Q: I got a ticket for speeding in New Mexico but the information of the car is all wrong what can I do can I fight it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You will have to contact an attorney in New Mexico, but the make, mode and year of the car are not elements of a speeding offense. Therefore, any mistakes about such information will generally not cause dismissal of the citation.

Q: My car was parked in front of my house along the road. Is that illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends on the roadway, if you were off the berm, etc.

Q: How long after an accident can cops issue a ticket in Albuquerque

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
No set time in most jurisdictions. If you have an issue like no insurance you'd want to get that squared away without waiting for any fallout.

Q: is driving with cruise control on during snowy weather. considered careless driving in NM?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Could be depending on conditions, drifting snow etc.

Q: Is it illegal to paint your car chrome

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Answered on Sep 13, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Unaware of any limitations. Silver is allowed, so why not? Check with DMV if any limits on color (you may not paint your vehicle to look like a police or emergency vehicle in many jurisdictions but that's about ti).

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