Doña Ana County

Court Compliance Division

Court Compliance Division

845 N. Motel Blvd
Las Cruces NM 88007
575-525-5833

The mission of the Local DWI grant program is to reduce the incidence of DWI, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol-related domestic violence.

Here is important information and available resources to assist you on successfully completing your court ordered sanctions. Keep in mind that you will also have an assigned compliance monitor to walk you through this process:

Screening:    
Report to the Health and Human Services office, located at 845 Motel Blvd. 2nd Floor, Las Cruces, NM 88007, Monday through Friday between 8:30am to 3:00pm.

  • You will need to bring a valid picture ID and all court paperwork
  • Please allow at least one hour to complete the screening
  • Screening cost is $50.00. Money order or cashier’s check only
  • Please, leave small children at home for this process

Probation Fees
Monthly probation fees court-ordered can be $15 to $50, payable thru money order or cashier’s check only, to Dona Ana County Treasurer (DACT)     

  • Payments need to be made at DAC Health & Human Services, 845 N. Motel Blvd., 2nd Floor, Las Cruces, NM 88007

Typical DWI Probation Sanctions and/or Conditions

  • Screening
  • Ignition Interlock 
  • DWI School
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Community Service
  • Treatment
  • Crime Stopper Donation
  • AA/NA Meetings
  • Alcohol/Narcotics use prohibited

Interlock Providers:

ADOBE INTERLOCK LAS CRUCES (DIS)
400 Fred Way, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Operator: Sean Parnes
Email: seanparnes@yahoo.com
Toll Free: 1-800-647-1313
Local Bus: 575-647-1313
Fax: 575-647-9414
Email: seanparnes@yahoo.com

AUDIO PLUS LC (CST)
550 E. Madrid Ave.
Las Cruces, NM  88001
Operator:  Dennis Sanchez
Email:  audiopluslc@hotmail.com
Website:  www.facebook.com/audiopluslc
Local Number:  575-449-4473
 

INTEGRITY AUTO CARE LLC (LS) (GIS)
151 S. Walnut St. Ste A-6
Las Cruces NM 88001
Operator:  Francisco Trevino
Email: integrityautocarellc@gmail.com
Websites: www.guardianinterlock.com
or www.lifesaver.com
Toll Free Number: 1-800-499-0994
Local Number: 575-526-9027
Fax Number:  575-523-0258
 

SMART START LAS CRUCES (SS) (LC)
1595 W. Amador Ste. C
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Operator: Kirt Heider
Email: nmlascruces@smartstartinc.com
Website: www.smartstartinc.com
Toll Free Number: 1-800-880-3394
Local Number: 575-556-9277
Fax Number:  575-341-4801

TIRECENTER PLUS INC. (ACS)
1165 El Paseo Road Las Cruces, NM 88001
Operator: Michael Schuette
Email: tirecenterplus@hotmail.com
Website: www.alcolocknewmexico.com
Toll Free: 1-888-771-1830
Local Bus: 575-525-0851
Fax: 575-525-1698
 

TRAA GROUP LLC DBA VIIBE WELLNESS CENTER (GIS)
2701 W. Picaho Ave. Ste. 4
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Operators: Tally May
Email: interlocks.viibe@outlook.com
Toll Free Number:  1-800-499-0994
Local Number:  575-652-3646
Fax Number:  575-288-1625

 

DWI School

Anthony DWI School
875 Anthony Dr.
Anthony, NM 88021
575-644-7947

Mesilla DWI School
PO Box 13562
Mesilla, NM 88046
575-639-4316
dwismesilla@gmail.com

Victim Impact Panel

  • Mesilla Valley DWI Resource Center
Held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church (corner of Alameda and Griggs)
Held every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Registration begins at 6:30pm
Panel begins at 7:00pm, ends at 8:30pm
$50 dollar fee, payable by cash or money order only
www.mesillavalleydwi.org
  • MADD

Held at the Vado/Del Cerro Community Center, 180 La Fe Ave., Vado, NM 88048
Held every 2nd Tuesday of every other month (odd number months)
Registration begins at 5:00pm
Panel begins at 6:00pm
$45 dollar fee, payable by money order, cashier’s check or online registration https://www.maddvip.org/

Community Service Hours

Community Service must be completed at a pre-approved non-profit organization. Please coordinate with your Compliance Officer. 

Crime Stoppers Donation

Donations to be made payable to Crime Stoppers of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County.

  • Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order accepted
  • Mail payments to: PO Box 7643, Las Cruces, NM 88006

COMPLIANCE MONITORING & TRACKING

Tracking is to “record an offender’s progress in the screening and tracking system from time of sentencing through completion of all sentencing requirements.” This may be accomplished by a “trained clerk, data entry person, court monitor, DWI clerk, compliance monitor, tracker or probation officer.” Compliance monitoring components may provide tracking. If LDWI funds are used, to be compliant with the requirement of NM statute they must provide information to the database or use the database to manage their clients. Tracking is done both by counties that only track offenders and by programs that provide compliance monitoring as defined in this section.

Court Compliance Officers (CCO) “Work with offenders to assure they complete sentencing requirements” and “may include assistance to offenders in arranging screening, treatment, DWI school, ignition interlock, etc. all aspects of sentencing; face to face contact, phone contact, quasi counselor.” This person “may range from a trained probation officer to an individual experienced working with offenders who maintains contact with the offender encouraging compliance, keeping the courts informed of progress” until the offender completes the conditions of the court order.

SCREENING

In order to be eligible for funding, it is mandatory for each county to have a screening program in place for use by all courts (district, magistrate, metro, and municipal) pursuant to Section 66-8-102(K) NMSA 1978, which states: “Upon any conviction pursuant to this section, an offender shall be required to participate in and complete, within a time specified by the court, an alcohol or drug abuse screening program approved by the department of finance and administration and, if necessary, a treatment program approved by the court. The requirement imposed pursuant to this subsection shall not be suspended, deferred, or taken under advisement.”

The Division defines “screening program” as the screening and tracking program approved by DFA.

The treatment programs shall include a treatment assessment. This assessment shall be administered at admission and again at discharge for outpatient treatment. An individual treatment plan must be provided for each offender. The treatment program will address motivational, therapeutic and psycho-educational

NOTE: Screening and Tracking are Division regulated components. The Compliance Monitoring component is first regulated by statute (which includes the requirement to follow guidelines established by the Administrative Office of the Courts) and secondarily by the Division if Program funding is used for any program operations.

PREVENTION

The active process that promotes the personal, physical and social well-being of individuals, families and communities to reinforce positive behaviors and healthy lifestyles. The term “prevention” is reserved for interventions that occur before the initial onset of a disorder, but can include the identification of problem behaviors and referral to treatment.

Evidence based prevention activities – Evidence-based prevention activities are those activities and strategies that evaluation research has shown to be effective. Some of these prevention activities help individuals develop the intentions and skills to act in a healthy manner. Others focus on creating an environment that supports healthy behavior. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Promising prevention activities – Promising prevention activities are activities that have not yet been evaluated and shown to be effective, but for which there is documented reasonable expectation of success based on general prevention principles.

Certification – A form of credentialing, a voluntary regulation of a profession. Certification is the process by which a non-government organization grants recognition to persons who have met certain standards. Certification is designed to promote and maintain integrity and quality.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

LDWI funds overtime only (no benefits) for law enforcement officers to support sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, warrant roundups, and underage drinking activities. Some law enforcement equipment will be funded, but must be approved by LDWI prior to purchase. Programs are encouraged to first seek funding for law enforcement activities and equipment from other sources such as the Traffic Safety Bureau’s Community DWI (CDWI) or Operation Driving While Intoxicated (ODWI) programs, or the Law Enforcement Protection Fund administered by the Local Government Division.

The Division will approve funding for full time DWI law enforcement officers on a case by case basis. Any county which would like to hire a full time DWI officer with LDWI funding must provide sufficient justification to the Division to show that a full-time officer is warranted, the DWI arrest rate in the county will increase, and there will be no supplanting. The following information must be included in any full-time DWI law enforcement officer request:

-  The number of DWI arrests in the County over the past 5 years.

-  The estimated number of additional arrests per year that will increase if DWI officer is hired.

-  The number of all vacant full-time officer positions in the department for which the request is being made, and in the County as a whole. Funding for a full-time DWI officer may not be approved if vacancies exist.

-  Certification that the DWI officer will work 100% on DWI related offenses (except for occasional unavoidable emergency cases).

-  Assurance that the DWI arrests by other officers in the department and other agencies will not decrease.  

COORDINATION, PLANNING AND EVALUATION

The Coordination, Planning and Evaluation component is administered by a professional responsible for oversight of all local DWI program efforts: monitoring all activities; budgeting, planning and funding requests; development, maintenance and reporting of all reporting requirements; evaluation of the grant project progress and impact; submission of all required financial and program reports; staffing the Local DWI Planning Council; and attending DWI Grant Council meetings.

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING

Alternative sentencing provides the courts with sentencing alternatives to traditional incarceration, including electronic monitoring devices, alcohol monitoring devices, community custody, DWI Drug Courts, and community service.

LDWI funding may be used to support alternative adjudication programs such as DWI court and teen court. Teen court funding is limited to $30,000 for the operation of teen courts. All DWI courts must follow AOC specialty court guidelines. All teen courts funded through the Program must adhere to the Juvenile Adjudication Fund Guidelines, which can be found on the DFA website.

Often teen court programs implement prevention activities in addition to their alternative sentencing services. Prevention activities, services and programs implemented by a teen court must be budgeted through the prevention component and meet prevention program requirements

ALCOHOL RELATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) have the statutory authority to oversee the Court Ordered Domestic Violence Offender Treatment or Intervention Programs (DVIP). Any Program funds used to supplement county DVIP programs must adhere to the CYFD rule on DVIP’s. The rule is NMAC 8.8.7.1. Any Program funds used can only be used to support alcohol related domestic violence offenses. DVIP funded programs/personnel must participate in Local DWI planning council meetings and coalition meetings.