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Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Civil Harassment Restraining Order: Attorney Insights

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Are you confused and scared after being served with a civil harassment restraining order (CHRO)? You’re not alone. You likely have questions about your rights and your future.  This legal situation can be stressful, but the attorneys of New Mexico... Read More

Shooting an intruder in New Mexico.

Is It Legal to Shoot an Intruder in New Mexico?

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Imagine you are asleep late at night when you hear the sound of breaking glass. Realizing that someone has broken into your home, you grab your gun and step into the hallway. At this moment you may wonder, Is it... Read More

What Is the Difference Between Murder and Capital Murder?

What Is the Difference Between Murder and Capital Murder?

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Difference Between Murder and Capital Murder The difference between murder and capital murder is: Capital murder, also known as first-degree or aggravated murder, involves specific circumstances that make it punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. In... Read More

What is cyberstalking

What Is Cyberstalking?

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Although many people know what cyberbullying is, the definition of cyber stalking is less widely known. Cyberstalking is a form of online harassment during which one party is allegedly threatening, intimidating, keeping tabs on, or trying to control another person... Read More

New Mexico DUI

Chili Peppers and Breathalyzers: The Reality of New Mexico DUI

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New Mexico recorded 40.8 million trips from out-of-state visitors in 2022. Inevitably, New Mexico residents and visitors find themselves charged with driving under the influence (DUI). You should not try to navigate the criminal justice system without the advice of... Read More

What happens if you violate a restraining order

What Happens If You Violate a Restraining Order?

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A restraining order violation is a serious matter. Before you violate a restraining order, stop and consider the consequences of that decision and whether you can choose a different alternative. In most cases, a restraining order violation is a criminal... Read More

How long does expungement take

How Long Does Expungement Take?

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If you get arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime, anyone who runs a background check will see it on your permanent record. If you meet certain requirements, you can obtain an expungement so the criminal record no longer appears... Read More

homicide vs murder

Homicide vs. Murder

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The death of another person is a grave matter, no matter how the death occurs. Unfortunately, some fatalities happen because another person makes it happen. In other cases, an overzealous prosecutor will charge someone with murder. Many people facing an... Read More

New Mexico Concealed Carry Laws

New Mexico Concealed Carry Laws Decoded

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New Mexico authorizes open carry without a license for individuals at least 19 years old. However, carrying a concealed weapon is a different matter. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is responsible for issuing concealed handgun permits to qualified... Read More

What is Grand Larceny

What Is Grand Larceny: New Mexico Laws Explained

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A theft conviction can negatively affect your reputation and make anyone who runs your background believe you are untrustworthy. The last thing you want is for prospective employers to disqualify you from a position because you have a theft conviction... Read More

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