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Admissible vs. Inadmissible Evidence: What You Need to Know

Admissible vs. Inadmissible Evidence: What You Need to Know

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Popular crime TV shows and movies often glamorize and fast-track criminal trials. While you may hear the words evidence, admissible, and inadmissible, the importance of each of those terms is usually glossed over on TV. If you are facing a... Read More

What Are the Penalties for Desecrating the Dead

What Are the Penalties for Desecrating the Dead?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When you hear the phrase “desecrating the dead,” it probably conjures images of spooky graveyards and crime TV. However, desecrating the dead is a more common crime than you might think. Desecrating the dead or abuse of a corpse can... Read More

What Are 5K Motions in Federal Criminal Cases

What Are 5K Motions in Federal Criminal Cases?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you have watched a mob movie or crime TV, you are probably familiar with the scene where the cops or prosecutor offers the mobster a deal to rat out co-conspirators or give up information regarding the criminal enterprise. Although... Read More

owning a dangerous dog new mexico

Owning a Dangerous Dog in New Mexico

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Dogs are like children. They’re loveable, fun, loyal, and sometimes disobedient. However, dangerous dogs require special handling. And it’s good to know ahead of time that if your dog attacks a person or another domestic animal, you could face criminal... Read More

can a minor be a sex offender

Can a Minor Be a Sex Offender in New Mexico?

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The criminal justice system deals with minors differently than it deals with adults. Typically, juvenile offenses carry less severe penalties than adult crimes. However, sex offenses are often considered one of the most severe types of crime. How does the... Read More

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How Do I Defend Myself Against False Accusations?

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Anyone who has been falsely accused of a crime knows how stressful and frustrating the experience is. Unfortunately, you might feel like everyone automatically believes your accuser and refuses to listen to your side of the story. This is especially... Read More

sex crimes alternatives to prison

New Mexico Sex Crimes: Alternative To Prison

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If you have charges alleging a sex crime in New Mexico, you may be worrying about how much time you could spend in prison if convicted. Prison time might be the expected sanction for a sex crime conviction. However, it... Read More

what are bail bonds

What Are Bail Bonds and How Do They Work?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If a loved one or a friend is under arrest and held in jail, you probably want to get that person out as soon as possible. That means gathering up funds to post a bail bond. However, a bond amount... Read More

unlawful police stop

How Unlawful Police Stop Can Help Your Case

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Most people with a license have experienced the stress of a traffic stop. This experience could create even more stress if you were drinking earlier in the day. But what happens if the police never had a valid reason to... Read More

Are Short-Barreled Rifles or Sawed-Off Shotguns Illegal in New Mexico

Are Short-Barreled Rifles or Sawed-Off Shotguns Illegal in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When people hear the term sawed-off shotgun, they often conjure a picture of gangsters and criminals. TV and movies have long demonized sawed-off shotguns. However, many law-abiding citizens legally possess sawed-off shotguns and short-barreled rifles. Generally, state gun control laws restrict... Read More

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