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What New Mexico Crimes or Criminal Records Are Eligible for Expungement?

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It’s often said that your criminal record sticks with you for the rest of your life. However, that is not entirely true. Through a New Mexico expungement, you may be able to clear your record of qualifying convictions and other… Read More

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Social Media: How It Can Be Used Against You in Court

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You can easily imagine the horror: You’re on trial for a serious crime when the prosecution presents evidence of social media posts that you never made. The messages appear to have been posted from your account, but you know that… Read More

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Can New Mexico Domestic Violence Allegations Affect the Court’s Decision to Award Alimony?

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Domestic violence cases are emotional for everyone involved, regardless of whether the allegations are true. While it is true that hundreds of thousands of families are affected by domestic violence each year, some people use this fact to put their… Read More

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The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Used to Assess Drunk Driving in New Mexico

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It’s a fear of even the most well-intentioned and law-abiding citizen: You leave a restaurant after having dinner and a few drinks with friends, and on the way home, you see the red-and-blue lights of a police cruiser flip on… Read More

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What Are the Legal Elements of Larceny?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Every New Mexico criminal offense has two or more elements. An element is a fact or circumstance that the prosecution must prove before a judge or jury can legally convict the defendant of a crime. More specifically, the prosecution’s burden… Read More

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How Newly Discovered Evidence Can Change the Outcome of a Closed Case

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The thought of being arrested and charged with a crime that you did not commit is a nightmare shared by many. Most people have faith in the criminal justice process and trust that if someone is wrongfully arrested, the judge… Read More

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What Are the Consequences of a Child Molestation Conviction?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico sex crimes are some of the most serious offenses. When the allegations involve a sex crime committed against a child, such as child molestation, the consequences can be even more severe. Anyone facing New Mexico child molestation charges… Read More

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How Do People Live After a DUI?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

One moment, you are driving down the road, and everything seems fine. And the next, you’re living a nightmare. You may be thinking: I’m not a criminal. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I didn’t even have that much to… Read More

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Is It Better to Seal or Expunge Your Record?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Everybody makes many mistakes throughout the course of their life. However, some missteps—such as the commission of a crime—are more serious than others. In some cases, it can be exceptionally difficult to move on after a conviction. It is common… Read More

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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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