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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 9:00a.m. or Wednesdays at 5:00p.m. 

If you plea NOT GUILTY, you will be given a Pretrial hearing date to allow time to seek an attorney or apply for a public defender 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 9:30a.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 1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.  The cost for a screening is $100.  A Sentencing date will be set for a Tuesday or Thursday at 8:00a.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 ($150), 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

Canyon Light
1301 Cuba Ave
437-2453


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

Open:  Monday- Saturday 

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


Individual sessions can be substituted to meet requirements.

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

Course is open dependent on client's schedule.  Appointments Monday to Friday.


Parenting and Anger Management Class 6 week course.


Groups available based on need.

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


Saturday by Appointment Only and Availability


** ATR Provider


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


Call for details 
Payment plans accepted
Sliding Scale Rates
Senior Citizen Rates.

La Frontera
1900 E. 10th Street 437-7404

Spanish Speaking Available

Hours are met by individual or group sessions.

-Substance Abuse Education Group
-Coping with Addictions Group
-Relapse Prevention Group

Classes available
Monday thru Friday.
Day and evening groups available Monday - Friday



Must attend 3 times per week.

-Substance IOP Mon, Wed, Thurs
5-8pm

Parenting Group
Wednesday 12:30pm

Anger Management:
Men: Mondays 5pm-6:30pm x 12wks Women’s: Thurrsdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm x 12wks

Hours are available Mondays to Fridays 8-5pm. Most Isurance accepted.  Co-pays required.  If no insurance, depending on income. 


Medicaid accepted.
Alamogordo Counseling Associates
1301 Oregon Avenue
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 
 Esperanza Guidance Service, Inc.
718 E Tenth St, Suite C
415-3775

Stacy Lee, LADAC, MHC, DVS
Rachel Madewell, LISW, CEO,
Clinical Director

Hours:  Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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 5:30 pm

-Substance Abuse Education
-Co-Occuring Disorders 
Provides both Parenting and Anger Management Group

Also provides Domestic Violence Treatment 
Appointments will be scheduled Monday to Friday - 8 am to 5 pm **ATR Intake

Medicaid provider
Major Insurance Accepted
Sliding Scale Rates


Call for details - Provider will check your available insurance 
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
 
**ATR Provider

$68.00 Individual Sessions
$20.00 Group Sessions
Sliding scale and payment plans available
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    **ATR Provider 
Better Balance Counseling
1200 N. White Sands Blvd, Suite 113
437-4200

Brenda Abercrombie, MA, LPCC, LADAC
Lynn Kimball, MA, LMHC
491-2789
 
Hours are met by individual sessions  Hours are met by individual sessions      **ATR Provider 
 Desert Rose Counseling Services
1200 N White Sands Blvd, Suite 112A
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    **ATR Provider 

**ATR Providers offer free counseling to those who qualify **


WEB SITES TO VISIT:

The Alamogordo Municipal Court recommends that you visit the NM Motor Vehicle Division web site.  http://www.tax.state.nm.us/pubs/dwi.htm

Other informative sites:
http://nmshtd.state.nm.us/main.asp?secid+14474
http://ipl.unm.edu/traf/certification/TOCLIC.htm