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Criminal Defense 101

What Is the Purpose of a Defense to Criminal Charges?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

As a criminal defendant, it is in your best interest to create a defense alongside an attorney for the charges you are facing. It doesn’t matter if you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you must mount… Read More

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Can a DWI be Reduced to a Lesser Charge?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Yes, in some instances a DWI can be reduced to a lesser charge. However, the chances of that happening are incredibly low if you attempt to do so without representation. The only way for the charges to be dropped entirely… Read More

Grand Larceny

Can Grand Larceny Charges Be Dropped?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Grand larceny is a theft crime in New Mexico. Like any criminal charges, there is a chance that your grand larceny charge could be dropped by the prosecution. Reasons for that drop can happen before trial or even mid-trial. While… Read More

child abuse penalty

False Allegations of Sexual Abuse By Children and Adolescents – Does It Really Happen?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Unfortunately, false allegations of sexual abuse from children and adolescents do happen. Unlike when an adult accuses a person of sexual abuse on their own accord, allegations of sexual abuse from children often stem from pressure by other adults. While… Read More

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What Are the Four Major Criminal Law Defenses?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Criminal defenses are strategies created by defense attorneys to help create reasonable doubt in their client’s case. Criminal courts require that a judge or jury determine guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and a good defense can help establish enough doubt… Read More

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Which Is Worse: DUI or DWI in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Some states separate DUI and DWI from one another, which means the punishments can be more severe for one over the opposite. In New Mexico, however, a DUI and DWI are similar, and the punishments only differ depending on how… Read More

Stolen Property

What Are the Elements of Receiving Stolen Property?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Receiving stolen property is a crime in New Mexico. If you purchase or knowingly house stolen property, or property you even suspect to be stolen, then you could be charged with a crime. The crime, however, is not the same… Read More

Domestic Violence

What Is the Difference Between Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Domestic violence, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious accusation. Not only do you have the long-term consequences of a conviction (if you are found guilty), but the arrest itself will negatively impact you. It is important to… Read More

Larceny

How Much Jail Time Do You Get for Larceny?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Larceny is a theft crime in New Mexico. Whether you serve time in jail and how much time you serve, however, depends on the value of the property. Like all property and theft crimes, the value plays a heavy role… Read More

Restraining Order

Do Restraining Orders Show up on Background Checks?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Background checks happen for numerous reasons – whether you’re applying for a new job, entering into the military, or looking to rent an apartment. These checks are used to determine your liability, and to see if you qualify for certain… Read More

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