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Is There a Statute of Limitations in New Mexico for Crimes?

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Years ago, lawmakers realized that there had to be a limit set for how long the state had to charge an alleged defendant with a crime. These laws were designed to protect someone from being charged for a crime years… Read More

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Understanding Weapons Charges and Assault

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As a resident of New Mexico, you know that you enjoy the open carry policy, which means you can not only legally purchase a gun, but you can wear it without requiring a special license. Also, the Second Amendment to… Read More

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Top Items Taken by Shoplifters and Home Burglars

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Larceny, burglary, and petty theft all have one thing in common: one person takes something that does not belong to them. Some people steal out of greed, others necessity. Regardless for the reasons why, some items tend to be the… Read More

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What Is an Aggravated DUI?

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In New Mexico, a DUI or DWI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more. While most people are aware of this, many do not realize there is a secondary offense known as the aggravated… Read More

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Sexual Misconduct versus Sexual Assault: What Is the Difference?

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The terms “sexual misconduct” and “sexual assault” are blanket terms that make it confusing for any defendant to understand what they are being charged with, specifically. Under New Mexico law, the differences carry a fine line, and those accused of… Read More

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What Is the Penalty for Drug Trafficking under New Mexico’s Latest Marijuana Laws?

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New Mexico is one of the few states to allow marijuana use for medical purposes, but this is under highly specific situations. The law prohibits the use of marijuana recreationally, and the distribution, sale, and trafficking of the illegal substance… Read More

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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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