Ignition Interlock

Ignition Interlock


If you’ve recently been arrested for a DWI in New Mexico your driver’s license can be revoked. Who revokes your drivers license? Your license can be revoked administratively by the Motor Vehicle Division and/or criminally by the Criminal Court after you’ve been convicted of the criminal charge of DWI.


Installation & Ignition Interlock Driver’s License

Ignition Interlock Drivers License:  permit revoked drivers to drive anytime, anywhere, in New Mexico for any reason, as long as the vehicle has an ignition interlock device.


Administrative Hearing Office

The Hearings Bureau (aka “Administrative Hearing Office”) holds all administrative hearings under the Tax Administration Act and other tax statutes, the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code, the DWI Implied Consent Act, and the New Mexico Parental Responsibility Act.

Contact Information For entry of appearances or letter of representation, motion or request to continue hearing and motion for reconsideration contact:
Implied Consent Scheduling Section
P.O. Box 630 | Santa Fe, NM 87504-0630
Phone: (505) 827-0358 | Fax: (505) 827-0500

For the appeal process or duplicate tape of hearing, requests for discovery or requests for subpoenas contact:
Legal Services Bureau
DWI Legal | P.O. Box 630 | Santa Fe, NM 87504-0630
Phone: (505) 827-9807 | Fax: (505) 827-0684

To request an implied consent hearing (send with check or money order for $25.00) contact:
Motor Vehicle Division | Drivers Services Bureau | P.O. Box 1028 | Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1028
Phone: (505) 476-3629 | Fax: (505) 476-1710

Copies of audio files of DWI hearings and other administrative hearing proceedings like decisions, Implied Consent Act and Decisions and Orders under the Tax Administration Act are also available by contacting the Legal Services Bureau.

Request for Continuance
Explanation of the hearing process
Tax Decision and Orders

Driving While License Revoked for DWI

Driving without an interlock when it’s required by an interlock license is driving while revoked.
•   Misdemeanor §66-5-39
•   1-year revocation added to current revocation period.
•   Up to one year in jail, 7 days mandatory.
•   Up to $1,000 fine; $300 mandatory.
•   Other: 30 days immobilization of vehicle driven by offender.