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What Are the Consequences of a Child Molestation Conviction?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico sex crimes are some of the most serious offenses. When the allegations involve a sex crime committed against a child, such as child molestation, the consequences can be even more severe. Anyone facing New Mexico child molestation charges… Read More

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How Do People Live After a DUI?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

One moment, you are driving down the road, and everything seems fine. And the next, you’re living a nightmare. You may be thinking: I’m not a criminal. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I didn’t even have that much to… Read More

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Is It Better to Seal or Expunge Your Record?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Everybody makes many mistakes throughout the course of their life. However, some missteps—such as the commission of a crime—are more serious than others. In some cases, it can be exceptionally difficult to move on after a conviction. It is common… Read More

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White-Collar vs. Corporate Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When most people think of crimes, they picture drug dealing, violent crimes, sex offenses, or gun crimes. To be sure, this “street crime” constitutes most of the criminal charges brought in state and federal courts. However, the number of white-collar… Read More

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What Are Common Defense Strategies Against Federal Drug Charges?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, police and prosecutors are stepping up their drug enforcement efforts. While many drug crimes are prosecuted in state court, serious cases and those involving the transportation of narcotics across state lines can result… Read More

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Does a Dismissed DUI Affect Insurance?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Any conviction has its consequences. For drunk driving offenses, this can include fines, being put on probation, the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, the requirement you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, and, potentially, jail time…. Read More

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Most Common Defenses to Domestic Violence Allegations

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious. Regardless of what actually happened leading up to an arrest, prosecutors tend to cast defendants in New Mexico domestic violence cases as “monsters.” However, the reality is that these cases often rest on… Read More

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What Is a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A temporary restraining order is a court order prohibiting someone from contacting or approaching another person. As the name implies, these orders are temporary – only lasting up to ten days – at which point the court will hold a… Read More

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The Difference between an Appeal and a Post-Conviction Motion

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Few areas of criminal law are as complex as the appellate and post-conviction process. While an appeal and a post-conviction petition are both ways in which a defendant can obtain relief after a conviction, the two processes are very different…. Read More

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Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Looking for an apartment can be hard enough as it is, but those who have a New Mexico DUI on their record may find it even more difficult. While a DUI conviction will not automatically mean that an apartment complex… Read More

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