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Grand Larceny

What Qualifies as Grand Larceny?

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In New Mexico, there is not a specific classification for grand larceny. Instead, there are various subclasses ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony. All of these are based on the value of the products stolen, and even a misdemeanor… Read More

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Does Domestic Violence Escalate during the Holidays?

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There is a known spike in domestic violence offenses during the holidays. Starting from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Eve, there are more instances of domestic violence than the rest of the year. There are limited studies showing… Read More

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Where Does New Mexico Stand in the Gun Control Debate?

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The state of New Mexico has always been more relaxed when it comes to gun control. There are gun laws in the state that regulate sales, possession, and how these firearms may be used, but the laws are not as… Read More

What Happens if You Get a DUI in New Mexico?

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Whether it is a first offense or a subsequent one, getting a DUI in New Mexico is a serious criminal offense. Most likely, you will have a driver’s license suspension for a minimum of 90 days, and depending on the… Read More

How to Lift a Restraining Order

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Lifting a restraining order has a different procedure, depending on whether you are the victim or the party with a restraining order against them. It is easier to have a restraining order revoked if the victim is requesting it. If… Read More

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What Is the Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

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Assault and aggravated assault are two different crimes. Assault is less serious than an aggravated assault charge and could result in minor injuries or just a threat of violence. Aggravated assault involves more serious circumstances including the intent to seriously… Read More

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Can You Get Probation for a Felony Drug Charge?

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Drug charges carry minimum sentencing in the state of New Mexico. Therefore, it is unlikely that you would receive probation for a felony drug charge – even if it is your first offense. Also, if you are charged with a… Read More

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Can I Reopen a DUI Case?

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Depending on the circumstances, you could reopen a DUI case. However, not all DUI cases can be explored again. If you were convicted of a DUI, you will need to discuss reopening with an attorney and see if your case… Read More

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What to Do If a Family Member Has Been Accused or Charged with Shoplifting?

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Shoplifting is a serious criminal offense that can result in jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you or a loved one has been accused of or charged with shoplifting, contact a defense attorney immediately. The penalty for… Read More

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What Is the Fine for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor?

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In New Mexico, the legal drinking age is 21 years old. Individuals under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Likewise, it is illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age. The punishment for… Read More

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