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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

Avoiding DUI During New Year’s Eve

DUI: Avoid DUI During New Year’s Eve

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Nothing can ruin the holidays like a New Year’s Eve DUI. Instead of starting the new year on the right foot, you’ll face the possibility of spending it in jail. Many law enforcement agencies ramp up patrols on New Year’s... Read More

Arrested for revenge porn.

Why Is Revenge Porn a Bad Idea?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The rise in popularity of social media platforms has increased the number of pictures that individuals post and send each other every day. You might think that once someone sends you a picture, you can do whatever you want with... Read More

Charged with Committing Welfare Fraud

What Will Happen if You Are Charged with Committing Welfare Fraud

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The federal and state governments offer certain benefits, typically money or food, to individuals who qualify. Often referred to as welfare programs, these benefits aim to help low-income, disabled, or elderly individuals make ends meet. Common welfare programs include: Supplemental... Read More

Stun guns legality in New Mexico.

Are Stun Guns Legal in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Stun guns offer a less deadly option for individuals who want a weapon to defend themselves. The market includes a wide range of different stun guns, from taser-like devices used by law enforcement to simple shock devices. According to a... Read More

Is It a Crime to Sell Fake Drugs in New Mexico?

Is It a Crime to Sell Fake Drugs in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A drug trafficking charge can result in extremely harsh consequences. But what if the substance you sold wasn’t illegal? Can you face the same consequences for selling fake drugs in New Mexico as you would for selling real drugs? Many... Read More

Expungement appeal case.

Understanding the Standards of Review for an Expungement Appeal

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In New Mexico, you will almost certainly have a criminal record if: The police arrest you for a crime; The prosecutor charges you with a crime; You plead guilty to a crime; or A court convicts you of a crime.... Read More

Defenses Against Child Molestation Allegations

3 Potential Defenses Against Child Molestation Allegations

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A child molestation conviction carries serious criminal penalties. Not to mention, child molestation allegations often involve negative effects on your reputation and cost you numerous relationships and opportunities. Some child molestation convictions require sex offender registration as well. Sex offender... Read More

Seven Myths About New Mexico Criminal Cases

Seven Myths About New Mexico Criminal Cases

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Many defendants believe a wide range of criminal case myths can hamper their ability to make prudent decisions about their case. If you get charged with a crime, it’s crucial that you keep your individual interests at the forefront of... Read More

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