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Resource ID: #15359
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: KOAT-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Date: November 16, 17, 1998



KOAT's investigation found New Mexico magistrate judges who were failing to sentence drunken drivers to mandatory jail time, improperly crediting offenders for jail time they had not served, and then illegally attempting to purge the DWI convictions from driving records. Because DWI penalties are progressive, doing so would have adverse effects should the offender be charged again.

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