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Can You Negotiate a Plea Deal for Theft?

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Theft crimes are typically misdemeanors, which means you may serve a jail sentence and face fines. Remember that any time in jail is time away from friends, family, and your job. Technically, any criminal charge can end with a plea… Read More

I’m a Minor. Can I Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor?

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Being a minor doesn’t make you immune from criminal punishment. If you are a minor charged with a misdemeanor offense, you may face jail time or time in a detention center, depending on the severity of the crime and if… Read More

Can a Minor Be Charged with a DUI?

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You might assume that if you’re a minor, you cannot be charged with a DUI – but you’d be wrong. In fact, minors (anyone under the age of 21 years) with a BAC of 0.02 percent or more will be… Read More

What Is the BAC Limit to Be Charged with a DUI?

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In New Mexico, you can face DUI charges when your BAC registers at 0.08 percent or more. However, that amount can change, depending on the type of driver’s license you have and your age. In New Mexico, it is illegal… Read More

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What Happens If You Get Charged with Larceny?

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In New Mexico, larceny is a misdemeanor. However, that does not mean it is something you should not take seriously. Instead, one of the first things you do should be to contact an attorney. Theft crimes are serious charges, and… Read More

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What Are the Classifications of a DUI?

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Most crimes are not single crimes; instead, they have various classifications. Those classifications can determine the penalty involved if you are convicted of the crime. DUI (or DWI in New Mexico) is no stranger to this. The Types of DWIs… Read More

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What Do You Do if You’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime?

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Being falsely accused of a crime you did not commit is incredibly stressful. If you are facing allegations of sex crimes you did not commit, it is critical that you know how to respond to these allegations. Even if you… Read More

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What Is the Maximum Sentence for Drug Trafficking?

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Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense and one that could put you in prison for years (if not decades). The maximum sentence will depend on how much you were trafficking, the category of drug, and whether you carried it… Read More

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10 Things to Do If You Have Been Arrested

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If you or someone you love is the suspect of a crime and have been arrested, read this information before talking with the police or entering a plea bargain. It is natural to feel intimidated, and law enforcement wants you… Read More

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The Arrest Process: From Arrest to Booking to Arraignment

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A person cannot just be arrested at random. Instead, law enforcement and state officials must follow specific protocols when they want to arrest and detain a person – otherwise, they can lose their case and face a civil lawsuit for… Read More

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