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Can Search Warrants Be Issued by Phone?

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A search warrant issued by phone, known as a telephonic warrant, is an actual tool law enforcement can use – but typically only in emergency situations. Telephonic warrants are those obtained by law enforcement during out-of-courtroom hours, such as in… Read More

What Are the Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras?

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Body-worn cameras allow law enforcement to not only provide training opportunities but can help eliminate any gaps between officer and defendant testimony. Generally, these cameras are designed to help protect civilians and law enforcement, but in a criminal case, these… Read More

What Happens If I Do Not Attend My First DUI Court Date?

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You might not be held until your first court appearance after a DUI, but if you do not show up for that court appearance, a judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Furthermore, any bail you paid (or… Read More

What the New Expungement Laws in New Mexico Mean for Your Criminal Record

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On January 1, 2020, a new expungement law went into effect in New Mexico, known as the Criminal Record Expungement Act (CREA). Now defendants may expunge their criminal record as long as it meets specific requirements. Understanding the basics of… Read More

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How to Defend a Trafficking Case

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Drug trafficking charges are very serious, and sometimes prosecutors can be overzealous when charging a person with trafficking when they are just barely past the line. Luckily, you have defense strategy options – even when facing something as serious as… Read More

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Why Domestic Violence Charges Are Challenging for Military Personnel

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Domestic violence for civilians is bad enough, but as a member of the U.S. Military, an accusation of domestic violence can change your career forever. Sadly, domestic violence is common among military families, especially for those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder… Read More

How Coronavirus Is Straining the Legal System

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Coronavirus has almost put a complete halt to the U.S. justice system – especially so in states under mandatory stay-at-home orders. It is not just federal court systems on hold. State courts have cancelled or postponed cases to encourage social… Read More

Search and Seizure: What You Need to Know

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Search and seizure laws protect Americans from any unlawful or unreasonable search and confiscation of personal property without probable cause or warrant. It is critical that you know your Fourth Amendment rights here, because when you do not know how… Read More

Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse?

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Women are not the only victims in domestic violence cases – men can be, too. While women are the most common victim in these cases, there are instances where a heterosexual male has been abused by their female partner. Domestic… Read More

Strangulation: What It Is and Why It’s Dangerous

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Strangulation is very dangerous. Whether it is done during an episode of domestic violence or assault, it involves someone applying direct pressure to another person that prevents them from receiving oxygen, which in turn disrupts blood flow to the brain…. Read More

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