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5 DUI Excuses That Will Get You Nowhere with Law Enforcement

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You had too much to drink, but thought you were okay to drive – only to find yourself on the side of the road participating in a sobriety check. When your BAC came in over the legal limit, you were… Read More

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Is a Drug Dog Vehicle Search Legal?

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Have you ever driven down the road and witnessed a vehicle pulled over by law enforcement and a drug dog sniffing the perimeter? You assume that your Fourth Amendment rights protect you. Therefore, that officer must have had a warrant… Read More

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Typical Examples of Assault and Battery Acts

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Assault and battery are treated as two separate crimes in New Mexico, with one more severe in punishment than the other. Regardless, the lines become fuzzy for most defendants when charged with either crime – and what you might think… Read More

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The Dangers of Internet Dating: Tips for Safe Date Selections

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People turn to online dating for a variety of reasons, and today it is a widely popular option for finding a significant other. In fact, one Kaspersky study found that one out of three people is dating online. Regardless of… Read More

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Can I Dismiss Charges for an Assault If I’m the Victim?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Sometimes altercations arise between a couples, friends, family members, or acquaintances. These altercations might turn physical, where one person is seriously injured by another. The victim of that assault might then wonder if they could request that the charges are… Read More

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How Do I Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

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If you were convicted of a DUI in New Mexico, one of the standard punishments is to use an ignition interlock device (IID). The device allows you to reinstate your driver’s license with the assumption that you will use the… Read More

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Probation Violation?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Probation does not mean that you are free; instead, you must meet specific conditions to stay out of jail. Violating what seems like even a minor condition could result in serving the rest of your sentence in jail, extra fines,… Read More

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What Is Economic Domestic Violence?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Domestic violence is often associated with physical altercations between spouses, but domestic violence is much more than that. Economic domestic violence, also known as financial abuse, is a common type of domestic abuse seen in the US. Most often, it… Read More

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How Do You Get out of Jail after an Arrest?

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Whether you are arrested for felony or misdemeanor cases here in New Mexico, the court sets bail that allows for your release. If you are curious how to get yourself out of jail post-arrest or you want to help release… Read More

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Other Charges You Could Face in Addition to Domestic Violence

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Rarely is a criminal defendant in court for a single charge. Instead, prosecutors add additional crimes to the docket so that they can ensure a conviction of some sort. This practice is common, and it is not illegal. While it… Read More

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