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How to Dismiss Unjust Drug Trafficking Charges

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Police, prosecutors, and judges all take drug crimes very seriously. In fact, even a first-time drug trafficking offense in New Mexico is classified as a second-degree felony. While serious, there are many potential defenses to drug charges. Those facing a… Read More

What Is Juvenile Assault and Battery?

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Juvenile cases are handled differently than they are with adults – from the investigative procedures right down to how a juvenile is arrested. When it comes to accusations of assault and battery, it is critical that you speak with an… Read More

Does a DUI Affect Your Credit Score?

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There are a lot of consequences of a DUI that you might not realize, but one that you may wonder about is your credit score. While a DUI conviction has a far reach, your credit score is not directly impacted… Read More

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What Is the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children  

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Childhood should be a magical time of learning and discovery. Above all else, a child should feel safe and loved in their home environment. However, children of parents who are in a tumultuous relationship characterized by yelling or domestic violence… Read More

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How to Recover from a Drunk Driving Conviction

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A conviction for a New Mexico drunk driving offense can carry significant penalties, even for first-time offenders. For many, the focus may initially be on the immediate consequences of a conviction, which includes fines, a license suspension, probation, and even… Read More

What Are Some Examples of White-Collar Crimes?

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White-collar crime is actually a category of crimes, including everything from insider trading (remember Martha Stewart?), to identity theft, to stealing someone’s intellectual property. The most important distinction is while there are victims, there are no violent acts against those… Read More

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What Are the Links between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence?

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Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between a person’s substance abuse problem and a history of domestic violence. However, while a substance abuse problem is a recognized medical condition, it is not a defense for domestic abuse. If you… Read More

Defending against the Charge of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex – What Should I Do?

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The ability to travel between states today is easier than ever. Whether it is by car, train, or airplane, one can go from one state to another in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, this has opened the way for individuals… Read More

Can You Get a DUI in a Self-Driving Car?

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We live in a time where self-driving cars are no longer something you see in futuristic movies, but something you are driving alongside on your way to work. While the highways and streets are not littered with these vehicles just… Read More

Assault & Battery in New Mexico: What You Need to Know

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

While the terms assault and battery are often used together or interchangeably, legally speaking, the two crimes are distinct. In fact, there are several types of New Mexico assault and battery offenses, varying in seriousness. Under common law, an assault… Read More

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