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Glenn Smith Valdez

Glenn Smith Valdez

New Mexico's Best, Most Experienced Traffic Ticket Lawyer
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI
  • Colorado, New Mexico
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Practice Areas
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Other Traffic Misdemeanors
  • Serious Traffic Violations
  • Commercial Driver's Representation (CDL)
  • Warrants
  • License Suspensions
  • Free Consultation
    Our staff will complete an intake with every potential client and Mr. Valdez personally reviews each intake - clients are then given pricing, case analysis and likely outcomes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept most Credit and Debit Cards.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
- Current
University of New Mexico School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Criminal Law; Trial Practice
Honors: 1996 Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense
Activities: ATLA National Mock Trial Team NACDL National Mock Trial Team
University of New Mexico
B.A. (1992)
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
- Current
Colorado State Bar # 29140
- Current
New Mexico State Bar # 8740
- Current
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Websites & Blogs
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New Mexico Traffic Ticket Information
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Careless driving, doing 106 on a 55 zone what could happen?
A: 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 higher insurance rates. There are ways to avoid this - you many want to seek legal counsel, or if you cannot afford a lawyer request the appointment of a public defender. In the end, there is an excellent chance that you can keep this charge off your driving record.
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Glenn Smith Valdez
1650 Camino Del Valle SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Telephone: (505) 877-8800
Fax: (505) 212-0091