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Owning a Dangerous Dog in New Mexico

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Dogs are like children. They’re loveable, fun, loyal, and sometimes disobedient. However, dangerous dogs require special handling. And it’s good to know ahead of time that if your dog attacks a person or another domestic animal, you could face criminal... Read More

Can a Minor Be a Sex Offender in New Mexico?

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The criminal justice system deals with minors differently than it deals with adults. Typically, juvenile offenses carry less severe penalties than adult crimes. However, sex offenses are often considered one of the most severe types of crime. How does the... Read More

What Are the Penalties for Driving with a Revoked License After a DUI?

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New Mexico imposes strict penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). The penalties are strict even for someone convicted of their first DUI offense. Although you might avoid jail, you could have a revoked license for... Read More

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Can I Expunge My Marijuana Conviction?

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A criminal record can negatively affect your life in more ways than you realize. Luckily, you can remove some of the information on your criminal record with an expungement. With the legalization of recreational marijuana sweeping across the United States,... Read More

How Do I Defend Myself Against False Accusations?

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Anyone who has been falsely accused of a crime knows how stressful and frustrating the experience is. Unfortunately, you might feel like everyone automatically believes your accuser and refuses to listen to your side of the story. This is especially... Read More

New Mexico Sex Crimes: Alternative To Prison

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If you have charges alleging a sex crime in New Mexico, you may be worrying about how much time you could spend in prison if convicted. Prison time might be the expected sanction for a sex crime conviction. However, it... Read More

What Are Bail Bonds and How Do They Work?

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If a loved one or a friend is under arrest and held in jail, you probably want to get that person out as soon as possible. That means gathering up funds to post a bail bond. However, a bond amount... Read More

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How Unlawful Police Stop Can Help Your Case

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Most people with a license have experienced the stress of a traffic stop. This experience could create even more stress if you were drinking earlier in the day. But what happens if the police never had a valid reason to... Read More

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How Long Does a Social Welfare Investigation Take?

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Government authorities can typically initiate a social welfare investigation whenever they see fit. The authorities do not want people to abuse welfare programs, so such an investigation can help ensure that the individual receiving the benefits is entitled to them.... Read More

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Can a Person Recant a Statement in a Police Report?

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In some cases, you might want to recant a statement you made for a police report. Recanting a statement means you want to withdraw, or take back, a previous statement that you made to the police. This can occur for... Read More

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