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White-Collar vs. Corporate Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When most people think of crimes, they picture drug dealing, violent crimes, sex offenses, or gun crimes. To be sure, this “street crime” constitutes most of the criminal charges brought in state and federal courts. However, the number of white-collar… Read More

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What Are Common Defense Strategies Against Federal Drug Charges?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, police and prosecutors are stepping up their drug enforcement efforts. While many drug crimes are prosecuted in state court, serious cases and those involving the transportation of narcotics across state lines can result… Read More

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Does a Dismissed DUI Affect Insurance?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Any conviction has its consequences. For drunk driving offenses, this can include fines, being put on probation, the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, the requirement you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, and, potentially, jail time…. Read More

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Most Common Defenses to Domestic Violence Allegations

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious. Regardless of what actually happened leading up to an arrest, prosecutors tend to cast defendants in New Mexico domestic violence cases as “monsters.” However, the reality is that these cases often rest on… Read More

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What Is a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A temporary restraining order is a court order prohibiting someone from contacting or approaching another person. As the name implies, these orders are temporary – only lasting up to ten days – at which point the court will hold a… Read More

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The Difference between an Appeal and a Post-Conviction Motion

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Few areas of criminal law are as complex as the appellate and post-conviction process. While an appeal and a post-conviction petition are both ways in which a defendant can obtain relief after a conviction, the two processes are very different…. Read More

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Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Looking for an apartment can be hard enough as it is, but those who have a New Mexico DUI on their record may find it even more difficult. While a DUI conviction will not automatically mean that an apartment complex… Read More

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What Are the Essential Elements of Theft

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Theft offenses are some of the most common types of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. The seriousness of a New Mexico theft crime can vary, depending on the type of theft, the amount, and the defendant’s criminal record. In New… Read More

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Can a New Mexico DUI Conviction Affect Your Ability to Buy a House?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you have been arrested for a New Mexico DUI, you probably have many questions. Will you have to go to jail? How much are the fines and court costs? Will you have to report to a probation officer? Will… Read More

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How Attorneys Question Children about the Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico sex crimes are some of the most serious allegations someone can face. This is especially the case when the alleged victim is a child. In fact, if you are convicted of committing sexual abuse against a minor, you… Read More

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