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Sex offender registry case.

Sex Offender Registry: Can My Name Be Removed?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Upon conviction of certain sexual crimes, New Mexico requires people to register as sex offenders with the state sex offender registry. Sex offender registration places serious limitations on an offender’s individual rights and can result in unnecessary hardship in many... Read More

DUI or a DWI case in New Mexico.

DWI vs. DUI in New Mexico: What Are Their Differences?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico imposes serious penalties against anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to a report by the New Mexico Department transportation, the state recorded 10,376 DWI arrests at the county level in 2019,... Read More

A lawyer explaining a motion to quash a warrant.

What You Should Know About a Motion to Quash a Warrant

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In most cases, law enforcement authorities need the warrant to conduct a legal search and seizure. Searches can include the search of a residence, a person, a place of business, or a vehicle. Seizures can involve authorities confiscating evidence from... Read More

A man arrested for indecent exposure.

What Are The Elements of Indecent Exposure?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico considers indecent exposure a sexual crime, and a conviction can result in jail time and costly fines. And because it’s a sex crime, getting charged with indecent exposure could subject you to significant societal stigma. The stigma of... Read More

What is aiding and abetting a crime?

Common Examples of Aiding and Abetting a Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When criminal violations occur, multiple people may be involved in the act. Some offenders might seem less guilty based on a lesser degree of involvement or intention to complete the criminal act. Alternatively, the mastermind of the criminal scheme might... Read More

DUI independent testing case.

Independent Testing in a DUI Case

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

According to a report published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the state recorded 10,376 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in 2019. However, the state recorded only 5,781 convictions. The report also indicates that... Read More

Denied expungement reasons.

My Expungement Was Denied, Why?

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A criminal conviction on your record can limit you in many ways. For example, you could encounter difficulty obtaining employment or securing an apartment, both activities that might require a background check. This could happen based on your arrest record,... Read More

Can doxing get you arrested?

Doxing: Can It Get You Arrested?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you browse the internet in 2022, you might have heard the term “doxing.” But what is doxing? Can doxing lead to an arrest? What punishment can a court order for a doxing arrest? Today we’ll look at what constitutes... Read More

DUI and professional license.

How DUI Affects Your Professional License

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

According to a report provided by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico recorded a total of 48,124 car crashes during the year 2019. Of those accidents, approximately 2,337, or 4.6%, involved the use of alcohol. The report also... Read More

Ways to defend oneself from child molestation accusations.

Four Defenses Against Child Molestation Accusations

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

It is hard to think of allegations more serious than child molestation accusations. When people hear that you are charged with molesting a child, they’ll often separate themselves from you and your family without waiting to see if you get... Read More

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