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Driving While Intoxicated Violation

If you are cited for a DWI Offense, you will be given an arraignment date either by the officer, court, or bail bondsman.  This is a MANDATORY court appearance.  Arraignments are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. or Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. 

If you plea NOT GUILTY, you will be given a Pre-Trial hearing date to allow time to seek an attorney or apply for a court appointed attorney through Municipal Court.  You will need to complete an Indigent Application.  You will also be given a Trial hearing date set for a Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. 

If you plea NO CONTEST or GUILTY, you will be required to sign a Waiver of Right to Counsel, giving up your right to a Trial and an Attorney.  You then will be ordered to undergo an Alcohol/Substance Abuse Screening with Municipal Court.  Screenings are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  The cost for a screening is $100.  A Sentencing date will be set for a Tuesday or Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

Upon a DWI conviction in Municipal Court, you will face the following actions:

1st DWI Simple (Alcohol level .15 or less)
Misdemeanor
Up to 90 days in jail
1 year probation
$500 Fine
$189 Fees
Mandatory:  DWI School ($175), Alcohol/Substance Abuse Screening ($100), 24 hours community service, NEEDS Survey ($32), Counseling, Ignition Interlock, report monthly to court.

1st DWI Aggravated (Alcohol level .16 or greater/refusal)
Misdemeanor
Up to 90 days of jail 
Mandatory 48 hours of jail or 4 days on Electronic Monitor at client's expense
1 year probation
48 hours community service
Same conditions as 1st DWI Simple

2nd DWI Simple (Alcohol level .15 or less) 
Misdemeanor
2 year license revocation
Up to 179 days jail
Mandatory 96 hours of jail or 30 days on Electronic Monitor at client's expense
1 year probation
$500 - $999 Fine
$189 Fees
Mandatory:  Alcohol/Substance Abuse Screening ($100), 48 hours community service, NEEDS Survey ($32), minimum 90 days outpatient counseling, Ignition Interlock, report monthly to court.

2nd DWI Aggravated (Alcohol level .16 or greater/refusal)
Misdemeanor
Up to 179 days jail
Mandatory 144 hours of jail or 30 days on Electronic Monitor at clients' expense
1 year probation
$500 - $999 Fine
$189 Fees
Same conditions as 2nd DWI Simple



COUNCELING/TREATMENT OPTIONS

If you are sentenced to complete some type of Counseling or Treatment, you will be asked to choose from one of the following locations:

 

 

12 Hours Alcohol/Substance Abuse Education 90 Day Outpatient
 Treatment Curriculum
Parenting and Anger
Management Classes
Individual Sessions COST
Alamogordo Counseling Associates
1301 Oregon Ave
443-6166 
 Hours are met by individual sessions Hours are met by individual sessions Hours are met by individual sessions for anger management.

No parenting available at this time
Appointments day and evenings
Monday to Thursday

Friday and Saturday appointments by special arrangements
 Private pay rates are based on ability to pay

Most insurance and Medicaid accepted
Better Balance Counseling
1200 N White Sands Blvd Suite 113
437-4200

Brenda Abercrombie, MA, LPCC, LADAC
491-7593
Hours are met by individual sessions Hours are met by individual sessions     Sliding Scale Rates

Canyon Light
1301 Cuba Ave
437-2453

John Baldonado, LADAC
Fern Clemmer, LPCC
Paige Viscarra, LBSW

Open:  Monday- Saturday 

Groups meet on Wednesday 5:30 pm
Fridays at 10:30 am 

Individual sessions can be substituted to meet requirements.

Flex schedule available.  Must attend at least one class per week.

Groups meet on Wednesday 5:30 pm
Fridays at 10:30 am

Individual sessions can be substituted to meet requirements.

Flex schedule available. Attendance must be 1-2 times a week.

Anger Management Available.

Hours are met by individual sessions.

Appointments will be scheduled Monday to Friday - 8 am to 6 pm


Saturday by Appointment Only and Availability


Rates are available on ability to pay. 
Most Insurance accepted including Medicaid.


Call for details 
Payment plans accepted
Sliding Scale Rates
Senior Citizen Rates.
Desert Rose Counseling Services
1200 N White Sands Blvd Suite 112C
491 3710

Sherry L. Hettiger, LMHC, LADAC 
Individual counseling and group counseling available Individual counseling and group counseling available Anger Management for both Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients    
Esperanza Guidance Service, Inc.
718 E Tenth Street, Suite C
434-8823

Rachel Madewell, LISW, CEO, Clincial Director
Open:  Monday - Friday 
Hours met by individual or group sessions

Group Schedule
Tuesday 5:30 pm

*Groups will be added as needed
Hours met by individual or group sessions

Group Schedule
Tuesday 5:30pm
Provides both Parenting and Anger Management group
Appointments will be scheduled Monday to Friday - 8 am to 5 pm  Medicaid provider
Major Insurance Accepted
Sliding Scale Rates
Kimmie Jordan Mental Health Rehabilitation Services
1400 Michigan Avenue
649-8518

Kimmie Jordan, MS, LADAC, CPRP 
Groups Wednesdays at 5 pm

Hours met by group and/or individual sessions

Attendance requirements 1-2 times a week minimum 
Groups Wednesdays at 5 pm

Hours met by group and/or individual sessions

Attendance requirements 1-2 times a week minimum 
Appointments available Weekdays 7-7 and Sunday 10:30 to 3:30


Groups available based on need 
Appointments available Weekdays 7-7 and Sunday 10:30 to 3:30
 
$68.00 Individual Sessions
$20.00 Group Sessions
Sliding scale and payment plans available
LaRocque Counseling Associates, LLC
1213 Michigan Ave
437-8181

Robin LaRocque, MS LPCC 
Hours are met by individual sessions Hours are met by individual sessions Anger Management and Parenting Available Hours are available by appointment only Most insurance and Medicaid accepted.

Co-pays required.

Sliding Scale Rates
Lynn Kimball Professional Counseling
1301 Oregon Ave
491-2789

Lynn Kimball, MA, LPCC
Hours are met by individual sessions Hours are met by individual sessions Anger Management and Parenting Available   Most insurance and Medicaid accepted.

Sliding Scale Rates
Presbyterian Medical Serves
1900 E. 10th St
437-7404
Hours are met by individual or group sessions

Classes available Monday through Friday
Day and evening groups available
Monday - Friday
Must attend 3 times per week
Parenting Group
Wednesday 12:30 pm
Anger Management:
Men's: Mondays 5 pm - 6:30pm x 12 weeks
Women's: Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm x 12 weeks
Hours are available Monday to Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Most insurance accepted.
Co-pays required.  If no insurance, depending on income.

Medicaid accepted
Substance Abuse Service
700 E First St, Suite 786
430-2999 
Individual counseling and group counseling available  Individual counseling and group counseling available  Anger Management and Parenting Available   



WEBSITE TO VISIT:

The Alamogordo Municipal Court recommends that you visit the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division website.
mvd.newmexico.gov/dwi-information.aspx