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When Should You Consider Drug Rehabilitation?

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In 2020, New Mexico had the 11th highest drug overdose death rate in the United States. As the old saying goes, “The first step is admitting you have a problem.” As a state and as individuals, it is time that... Read More

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What Is the Penalty for Assault & Battery in New Mexico?

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 Assault and battery laws in New Mexico cover various conduct that carries various penalties. An assault or battery conviction is never something you want to have on your record. The best way to avoid the statutory and collateral consequences of... Read More

Petit Larceny vs. Grand Larceny: Know the Difference

Petit Larceny vs. Grand Larceny: Know the Difference

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If you face a theft offense, you must know the difference between petit larceny and grand larceny under New Mexico law. The difference between the two will directly impact the potential penalties you face and could drastically affect the rest... Read More

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Will I Go to Jail for Child Neglect in New Mexico?

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Criminal allegations involving children victims are some of the most severe. Child neglect is one such allegation. All states have some form of child neglect and abuse laws, and child neglect penalties are often unforgiving and strict. Child neglect penalties... Read More

What Are Aggravating Factors

What Are Aggravating Factors?

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Experienced criminal defense attorneys understand their clients deserve fierce advocacy at every stage of the proceedings. A guilty verdict or guilty plea does not absolve an attorney from continuing to fight. Strong advocacy at sentencing ensures that you receive the... Read More

What Are the Best Defenses for Child Exploitation in New Mexico

What Are the Best Defenses for Child Exploitation in New Mexico?

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A conviction for child exploitation charges could have life-altering consequences beyond any punishments meted out by the court. After potentially serving a lengthy prison sentence, you could run into difficulty with immigration issues, finding a job, furthering your education, or... Read More

Can I Get a DUI for Driving a Scooter While Drunk in New Mexico

Can I Get a DUI for Driving a Scooter While Drunk in New Mexico?

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Electric, or e-scooters, can be a fun way to get around a city like Albuquerque. On-street rentals make it easy to grab one and go. However, scooter users might not realize they could pick up a drunk driving charge for... Read More

How to Expunge a Felony in New Mexico

How to Expunge a Felony in New Mexico

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Having any conviction on your record can create problems for you. And felony convictions typically cause more significant issues than misdemeanors. You might be wondering how to expunge a felony in New Mexico. If so, you probably already know that... Read More

Using Counterfeit Bills to Shop: What Are the Consequences

Using Counterfeit Bills to Shop: What Are the Consequences?

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From the time people first used currency, there have been people trying to make and use fake money. Despite the government’s best efforts to print money that cannot be copied, counterfeit currency remains in circulation. Counterfeit currency today is compelling... Read More

I Believe I Am the Victim of Entrapment. What Should I Do

I Believe I Am the Victim of Entrapment. What Should I Do?

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The entrapment defense in New Mexico can only be used in certain circumstances. But entrapment is a defense, so in using entrapment, you are admitting to the crime. Therefore, you will need a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer... Read More

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