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What Are the Steps to Get a Concealed Weapons Permit in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Experienced New Mexico Attorneys Explain the Steps to Getting a Concealed Weapons Permit Carrying a gun in New Mexico is an important right. However, you need to have a concealed carry permit, so you can carry your sidearm anywhere the… Read More

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Do I Need to Disclose My Criminal Record When I Apply to Be a Taxi Driver?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Beginning in 2005, there have been national and state movements to limit prospective employers from asking about criminal records on job applications. The success of the movement has created “ban-the-box” legislation in 37 states, including New Mexico. The ban significantly… Read More

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Understanding The 4 Types of Internet Sex Crimes

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you’ve been charged with an internet sex crime, you’ll want to have an experienced criminal charges attorney defend you. Sex crimes are serious offenses and carry a heavy social stigma, even if committed under the anonymity of the internet…. Read More

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How Can Low-Carb Diets Affect DUI Test Results?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Low-carb diets can cause a positive result on a breath analyzer test. Breathalyzer tests measure the level of alcohol in your breath and give an estimate of your blood alcohol content (BAC). Officers can test your BAC at a routine… Read More

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What Evidence Can Be Used Against You in a DUI Case?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When the government brings criminal charges against you, it is up to the prosecutor to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. To do that, prosecutors gather and present different types of evidence to the judge or jury. Determining what… Read More

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Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: Penalties and Consequences in New Mexico

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes anyone can face. In most cases, a conviction for a New Mexico sex offense carries life-changing penalties, including jail time, probation, fines, and registration as a sex offender. Registration of sex… Read More

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What Is the Limit for Expunging Criminal Records?

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New Mexico Criminal Lawyers Explain the Limit for Expunging Criminal Records New Mexico expanded its expungement law recently. Under the new version of the law, more people with criminal records gain eligibility to expunge them. Getting your criminal records expunged… Read More

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Is Stealing Wi-Fi a Crime in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

How can you steal something you can’t even see? The police can charge you with the stealing of Wi-Fi in New Mexico if they have evidence you used another person’s internet signal without their permission. You could spend a long… Read More

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DUI: What Are Its Civil Remedies in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a crime. Understandably, when most people think about the consequences of a New Mexico DUI conviction, they think about the criminal punishments that come along with a conviction. However, driving under… Read More

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Illegal Immigrant Rights: Can They Be Represented By Criminal Attorneys?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Yes, an illegal immigrant can retain an attorney to represent them, at least in criminal proceedings. In a criminal proceeding, illegal immigrants enjoy the same right to counsel as US citizens. However, special circumstances often apply to illegal immigrants because… Read More

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