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A lawyer analyzing a social welfare investigation.

How Long Does a Social Welfare Investigation Take?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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

Sex offender registry case.

Sex Offender Registry: Can My Name Be Removed?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Upon conviction of certain sexual crimes, New Mexico requires people to register as sex offenders with the state sex offender registry. Sex offender registration places serious limitations on an offender’s individual rights and can result in unnecessary hardship in many... Read More

DUI or a DWI case in New Mexico.

DWI vs. DUI in New Mexico: What Are Their Differences?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico imposes serious penalties against anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to a report by the New Mexico Department transportation, the state recorded 10,376 DWI arrests at the county level in 2019,... Read More

A lawyer explaining a motion to quash a warrant.

What You Should Know About a Motion to Quash a Warrant

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In most cases, law enforcement authorities need the warrant to conduct a legal search and seizure. Searches can include the search of a residence, a person, a place of business, or a vehicle. Seizures can involve authorities confiscating evidence from... Read More

A man arrested for indecent exposure.

What Are The Elements of Indecent Exposure?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico considers indecent exposure a sexual crime, and a conviction can result in jail time and costly fines. And because it’s a sex crime, getting charged with indecent exposure could subject you to significant societal stigma. The stigma of... Read More

What is aiding and abetting a crime?

Common Examples of Aiding and Abetting a Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When criminal violations occur, multiple people may be involved in the act. Some offenders might seem less guilty based on a lesser degree of involvement or intention to complete the criminal act. Alternatively, the mastermind of the criminal scheme might... Read More

DUI independent testing case.

Independent Testing in a DUI Case

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

According to a report published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the state recorded 10,376 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in 2019. However, the state recorded only 5,781 convictions. The report also indicates that... Read More

Denied expungement reasons.

My Expungement Was Denied, Why?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A criminal conviction on your record can limit you in many ways. For example, you could encounter difficulty obtaining employment or securing an apartment, both activities that might require a background check. This could happen based on your arrest record,... Read More

Can doxing get you arrested?

Doxing: Can It Get You Arrested?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you browse the internet in 2022, you might have heard the term “doxing.” But what is doxing? Can doxing lead to an arrest? What punishment can a court order for a doxing arrest? Today we’ll look at what constitutes... Read More

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