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New Mexico Traffic Violations

Even careful drivers make mistakes on the roads. Sometimes the mistakes go unnoticed by law enforcement, other times you may get a traffic ticket. If you have been issued a ticket or citation, a New Mexico traffic violation attorney can help you.

New Mexico Traffic Cases

Most traffic cases start when an officer gives you a citation or ticket charging you with a traffic violation. Citations are issued when you break a traffic rule or disobey a sign. Violations result in fees. Criminal traffic charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies.

Common Traffic Violations

Even careful drivers make mistakes on the road. Common traffic violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving without a seat belt
  • Running a red light
  • Not using a turn signal
  • Parking in an unauthorized place

Criminal traffic charges are more serious. In addition to traffic fines, criminal charges can result in jail time. Examples of New Mexico traffic crimes include driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with a suspended license.

What to Do if You Get a Ticket

If you are issued a traffic ticket in New Mexico, you have two options: Pay the ticket or contest it in court. According to the New Mexico MDV, payment options are listed on the back of the ticket. In most cases, courts will allow you to pay in person, by mail, or by phone. A New Mexico traffic ticket attorney can help you decide how to proceed if you want to contest the ticket in court.

In some cases, you will be required to go to court for an arraignment. If you do not attend the hearing at the time indicated on your ticket, a warrant can be issued for your arrest or your license can be suspended.

Locate a Local New Mexico Traffic Violation Lawyer Today

An experienced attorney can help you decide what to do about your ticket or citation. Call now to speak with a traffic violation attorney in New Mexico at 877-913-7222.