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New Mexico game and fish violations

Here’s What You Need to Know About Game and Fish Violations in New Mexico

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New Mexico is known for its vast, open spaces and diversity of wildlife, making it a great place for hunters. However, state law imposes strict laws and regulations when it comes to hunting and fishing. Those who run afoul of… Read More

Drug trafficking penalties

Drug Trafficking: What Are the Penalties That You Should Know

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Drug crimes are one of the most commonly prosecuted offenses in New Mexico. With the opioid epidemic in the back of everyone’s mind, lawmakers face pressure to enact strict laws to punish those convicted of drug trafficking. Additionally, police and… Read More

Difference between possession and possession with intent

Exploring the Difference Between Possession and Possession with Intent

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While any New Mexico drug crime is serious and can have a dramatic effect on your life, some are much more serious than others. The biggest difference between minor drug offenses and serious ones lies in what you intended to… Read More

False positive DUI breathalyzer test

False Positives for DUI Breathalyzer Results: What Are the Causes?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

After a New Mexico DUI arrest, it’s easy to give up hope. You were pulled over, asked to take a breathalyzer test, and failed, even though you believed you were safe to drive. The government has a high burden it… Read More

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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

Understanding standardized field sobriety tests.

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

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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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