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Understanding the Myths of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real concern here in the United States, but one that is misunderstood and undervalued. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of troops killed in Afghanistan was 6,488. During that same time, the number of American women… Read More

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Do You Have to Touch Someone to be Charged with Assault?

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When you hear the word “assault,” you assume a physical altercation conducted by one person to another. While it is true an assault involves a person deliberately causing injury to another person, that is assault and battery – not simple… Read More

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When Is Sexting a Criminal Offense?

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Sexting involves sending suggestive material, nude images, or sex-related dialog via text. Teens and adults have been engaging in sexting for some time now, but only recently did the laws start to catch up with the technology. Even so, the… Read More

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5 Famous Drug Cartels in History and How They Set the Legal Tone for the Country

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You have seen them on TV. You might have read about them in a book. Drug cartels are big business for Hollywood, but these institutions are by no means acts of fiction. Drug cartels are real, and some are still… Read More

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The History of Drug Trafficking in the United States

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Drug trafficking is nothing new to the United States. In fact, it started in the early 19th Century with everything from opium to cocaine to marijuana. While it is nothing new, the laws we have today for drug traffickers (and… Read More

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Is It Burglary or Robbery?

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Robbery and burglary are both theft crimes, but the state of New Mexico defines these criminal acts differently. The one you are charged with will make a difference when it comes to creating a defense strategy and the potential punishments… Read More

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Top Reasons to Fight Your DUI Charge

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It is easy enough to assume, if it is your first time in court or first ever DUI, that pleading guilty is the fastest way to get the case over with and move on. What people do not realize is… Read More

Criminal Defense Basics

Should I Go with the Public Defender or Private Attorney?

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You have been arrested for a crime, and now is the time to make a few crucial decisions. One of the choices you must make is whether you will plead guilty or not guilty. Another important decision is whether you… Read More

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How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real and serious threat, which is why there are systems in place to protect victims of abuse from their abusers. Unfortunately, the way the system is set up, it opens the door to false allegations having… Read More

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What Everyone Needs to Know about the New Mexico No-Bond Detention Law

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When you are arrested, you assume that you will have a bail hearing and possibly be released on bond. After all, you have seen it countless times on TV and you know that bonds exist. What you might not know… Read More

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