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Using Counterfeit Bills to Shop: What Are the Consequences

Using Counterfeit Bills to Shop: What Are the Consequences?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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

Can I Get an Early Release Because of Good Behavior

Can I Get an Early Release Because of Good Behavior?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A person’s most valuable commodity is time. We know life is short. Certainly, no one wants to spend any time behind bars. Unfortunately, bad things happen that could result in losing your freedom. However, if you’re incarcerated, you might be... Read More

How Much Is Bail for Domestic Violence in New Mexico

How Much Is Bail for Domestic Violence in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Getting released from jail after an arrest but before your case is resolved is extremely important. After New Mexico’s bail reform law amended the state’s constitution, some judges ruled that people are too dangerous after a domestic violence arrest to... Read More

Pimping and Pandering: Know the Consequences in New Mexico

Pimping and Pandering: Know the Consequences in New Mexico

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Prostitution is a crime as old as civilization itself. Pimping and pandering are both serious offenses that are related to prostitution. Although you may hear the two terms used together frequently, they have two different meanings, which we will discuss... Read More

Blurry Line Between Escort Services and Prostitution

Blurry Line Between Escort Services and Prostitution

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

It’s been said that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. But despite recent public discourse that favors decriminalizing “sex work,” prostitution remains a crime in New Mexico. On the other hand, escort services are not illegal per se.... Read More

Can I Lose My Vehicle Because of DUI in New Mexico?

Can I Lose My Vehicle Because of DUI in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in New Mexico, as it is around the country. While most people realize driving drunk can lead to enormous consequences, many do not understand just how severe the consequences can be. Depending on... Read More

Admissible vs. Inadmissible Evidence: What You Need to Know

Admissible vs. Inadmissible Evidence: What You Need to Know

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Popular crime TV shows and movies often glamorize and fast-track criminal trials. While you may hear the words evidence, admissible, and inadmissible, the importance of each of those terms is usually glossed over on TV. If you are facing a... Read More

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Can I Expunge a Domestic Violence Case in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A criminal record can have drastic long-term effects on your life. A domestic violence criminal record can be particularly damaging socially and professionally. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence in the past and are applying for a job—when you... Read More

The Benefits of a Bargain to Impaired Driving

The Benefits of a Bargain to Impaired Driving

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI) can land you in hot water. The penalties for an impaired driving offense are designed to be swift and steep. Even a first offense can lead to harsh consequences impacting all areas... Read More

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