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What Is the Crime of Attempted Rape?

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New Mexico sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes that someone can face. Depending on the circumstances, crimes such as rape and attempted rape can result in a life sentence for those who face them. At the same… Read More

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How to Dismiss Unjust Drug Trafficking Charges

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Police, prosecutors, and judges all take drug crimes very seriously. In fact, even a first-time drug trafficking offense in New Mexico is classified as a second-degree felony. While serious, there are many potential defenses to drug charges. Those facing a… Read More

What Is Juvenile Assault and Battery?

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Juvenile cases are handled differently than they are with adults – from the investigative procedures right down to how a juvenile is arrested. When it comes to accusations of assault and battery, it is critical that you speak with an… Read More

Does a DUI Affect Your Credit Score?

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There are a lot of consequences of a DUI that you might not realize, but one that you may wonder about is your credit score. While a DUI conviction has a far reach, your credit score is not directly impacted… Read More

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What Is the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children  

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Childhood should be a magical time of learning and discovery. Above all else, a child should feel safe and loved in their home environment. However, children of parents who are in a tumultuous relationship characterized by yelling or domestic violence… Read More

Can You Get a DUI in a Self-Driving Car?

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We live in a time where self-driving cars are no longer something you see in futuristic movies, but something you are driving alongside on your way to work. While the highways and streets are not littered with these vehicles just… Read More

Assault & Battery in New Mexico: What You Need to Know

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While the terms assault and battery are often used together or interchangeably, legally speaking, the two crimes are distinct. In fact, there are several types of New Mexico assault and battery offenses, varying in seriousness. Under common law, an assault… Read More

White Collar Crimes: What Do I Need to Know?

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White-collar crimes are the non-violent crimes that encompass a wide range of criminal acts, including fraud, identity theft, insider trading, and more. They are typically done by businesses and even government officials. Regardless, they all involve some form of deceit… Read More

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Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed against Me?

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If someone has placed a restraining order against you, you may have few (if any) options to remove that restraining order. Determining your options means reviewing the complexity of the case, including reasons for that order, whether it was violated,… Read More

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What Makes a Drug Charge Aggravated?

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Aggravated drug crimes typically mean that you are facing a felony rather than a misdemeanor. With that comes longer prison sentences, higher fines, and long-term consequences of being branded as a “felon.” It is illegal in New Mexico to possess… Read More

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