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Sexual Misconduct versus Sexual Assault: What Is the Difference?

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The terms “sexual misconduct” and “sexual assault” are blanket terms that make it confusing for any defendant to understand what they are being charged with, specifically. Under New Mexico law, the differences carry a fine line, and those accused of… Read More

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What Is the Penalty for Drug Trafficking under New Mexico’s Latest Marijuana Laws?

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New Mexico is one of the few states to allow marijuana use for medical purposes, but this is under highly specific situations. The law prohibits the use of marijuana recreationally, and the distribution, sale, and trafficking of the illegal substance… Read More

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Can I Dismiss Charges for an Assault If I’m the Victim?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Sometimes altercations arise between a couples, friends, family members, or acquaintances. These altercations might turn physical, where one person is seriously injured by another. The victim of that assault might then wonder if they could request that the charges are… Read More

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How Do I Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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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