New Mexico Bill (HB427) could help drivers at risk of getting license suspended

A new bill might make it harder for people to get their driver’s license suspended.

House Bill 427┬ábasically says if you miss court or don’t pay a traffic fine on time, your license won’t get suspended and you won’t get hit with a misdemeanor charge because of it.

One of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Antonio Maestas, (D) Albuquerque, who is also a lawyer, said he sees this kind of problem happen to a lot of people, but hopes this is a way for the courts to focus more on violent offenders.