Reinstate Suspended License in New Mexico

Obtaining a driver's license is a true privilege, and it must be treated with respect. If you break the rules of the road, the state of New Mexico can suspend your driver's license. In some cases, your New Mexico driver's license can even be revoked, with no chance of reinstatement.

Like many other states, New Mexico follows a points system that tallies vehicular violations made on a single driver's license. There is a very detailed breakdown of each infraction and how many points it will cause you to receive on your New Mexico driver's license here: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/assets/mvd11011.pdf.

There are varied stages at which your driver's license can be suspended in New Mexico. Below is a basic breakdown:

  • Six Points ? You will receive a warning
  • Seven to 10 Points ? Your license will be suspended for no more than three months
  • 12 Points ? Your license will be suspended for 12 months

If your New Mexico driver's license is suspended, then you will have the chance to reinstate it in most situations. You will need to show proof of completion of a driver improvement course, proof of any additional courses you may have been required to take based on the offense and pay a reinstatement fee.