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How Do I Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

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If you were convicted of a DUI in New Mexico, one of the standard punishments is to use an ignition interlock device (IID). The device allows you to reinstate your driver’s license with the assumption that you will use the… Read More

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Probation Violation?

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Probation does not mean that you are free; instead, you must meet specific conditions to stay out of jail. Violating what seems like even a minor condition could result in serving the rest of your sentence in jail, extra fines,… Read More

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What Is Economic Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence is often associated with physical altercations between spouses, but domestic violence is much more than that. Economic domestic violence, also known as financial abuse, is a common type of domestic abuse seen in the US. Most often, it… Read More

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How Do You Get out of Jail after an Arrest?

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Whether you are arrested for felony or misdemeanor cases here in New Mexico, the court sets bail that allows for your release. If you are curious how to get yourself out of jail post-arrest or you want to help release… Read More

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Other Charges You Could Face in Addition to Domestic Violence

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Rarely is a criminal defendant in court for a single charge. Instead, prosecutors add additional crimes to the docket so that they can ensure a conviction of some sort. This practice is common, and it is not illegal. While it… Read More

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Can a Simple Assault Conviction Really Affect Your Life?

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Simple assault is not so simple when you consider the long-term consequences of a conviction. Being convicted of any crime will affect you the rest of your life – even if it is a misdemeanor. In some cases, you may… Read More

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State versus Federal Sex Crimes Explained

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Every state has laws in place designed to prosecute those found guilty of sex crimes. What defendants might not know is that they can be charged with a sex crime in federal, not state, courts and face equally harsh (and… Read More

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Understanding the Myths of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real concern here in the United States, but one that is misunderstood and undervalued. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of troops killed in Afghanistan was 6,488. During that same time, the number of American women… Read More

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Do You Have to Touch Someone to be Charged with Assault?

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When you hear the word “assault,” you assume a physical altercation conducted by one person to another. While it is true an assault involves a person deliberately causing injury to another person, that is assault and battery – not simple… Read More

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When Is Sexting a Criminal Offense?

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Sexting involves sending suggestive material, nude images, or sex-related dialog via text. Teens and adults have been engaging in sexting for some time now, but only recently did the laws start to catch up with the technology. Even so, the… Read More

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