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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

A friend who is in an abusive relationship.

Five Ways On Helping A Friend Who May Be In An Abusive Relationship

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Realizing that someone who you are close to might be in an abusive relationship is scary. You may feel the need to take action immediately to protect your friend. But, it’s important to stop for a moment before jumping in… Read More

Confronting sex abuse accuser.

Do I Have The Right To Confront My Accuser In Sex Abuse Cases?

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There are few situations where the accused is more likely to be considered “guilty until proven innocent” by the public than in a sex abuse case. In no other situation is “trial by media” more likely, and under no other… Read More

A search warrant issued.

Things to Do When the Police Show Up with a Search Warrant

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The thought of police showing up with a search warrant to search your home, business, or personal effects, is terrifying. However, it can happen to anyone at any time, even if you didn’t do anything wrong. It is important that… Read More

Expert-witness-for-a-case

How Essential an Expert Witness Is for Your Case?

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The issues presented in a criminal case can sometimes be quite complex. When your case gets complex, you may need to secure an expert. An expert can help the judge or jury interpret and understand the importance of certain evidence… Read More

The long-term effects of sexual abuse.

Sexual Abuse: What Are Its Long-Term Effects?

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New Mexico sexual assault cases are some of the most serious in the criminal justice system. Depending on the nature of the offense, a conviction for a sex offense can result in very long prison sentences, up to life in… Read More

Man being tested for DUI.

What You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices Following a DUI Conviction

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The consequences of a New Mexico DUI can be devastating. If you are convicted of a DUI, you face hefty fines and possible probation or jail time. However, there are other collateral consequences of a conviction. For example, you will… Read More

New Mexico game and fish violations

Here’s What You Need to Know About Game and Fish Violations in New Mexico

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New Mexico is known for its vast, open spaces and diversity of wildlife, making it a great place for hunters. However, state law imposes strict laws and regulations when it comes to hunting and fishing. Those who run afoul of… Read More

Drug trafficking penalties

Drug Trafficking: What Are the Penalties That You Should Know

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Drug crimes are one of the most commonly prosecuted offenses in New Mexico. With the opioid epidemic in the back of everyone’s mind, lawmakers face pressure to enact strict laws to punish those convicted of drug trafficking. Additionally, police and… Read More

Difference between possession and possession with intent

Exploring the Difference Between Possession and Possession with Intent

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While any New Mexico drug crime is serious and can have a dramatic effect on your life, some are much more serious than others. The biggest difference between minor drug offenses and serious ones lies in what you intended to… Read More

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