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White-Collar vs. Corporate Crime

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When most people think of crimes, they picture drug dealing, violent crimes, sex offenses, or gun crimes. To be sure, this “street crime” constitutes most of the criminal charges brought in state and federal courts. However, the number of white-collar… Read More

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What Is a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?

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A temporary restraining order is a court order prohibiting someone from contacting or approaching another person. As the name implies, these orders are temporary – only lasting up to ten days – at which point the court will hold a… Read More

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The Difference between an Appeal and a Post-Conviction Motion

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Few areas of criminal law are as complex as the appellate and post-conviction process. While an appeal and a post-conviction petition are both ways in which a defendant can obtain relief after a conviction, the two processes are very different…. Read More

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What Is the Crime of Attempted Rape?

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New Mexico sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes that someone can face. Depending on the circumstances, crimes such as rape and attempted rape can result in a life sentence for those who face them. At the same… Read More

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How to Dismiss Unjust Drug Trafficking Charges

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Police, prosecutors, and judges all take drug crimes very seriously. In fact, even a first-time drug trafficking offense in New Mexico is classified as a second-degree felony. While serious, there are many potential defenses to drug charges. Those facing a… Read More

What Is Juvenile Assault and Battery?

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Juvenile cases are handled differently than they are with adults – from the investigative procedures right down to how a juvenile is arrested. When it comes to accusations of assault and battery, it is critical that you speak with an… Read More

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What Is the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children  

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Childhood should be a magical time of learning and discovery. Above all else, a child should feel safe and loved in their home environment. However, children of parents who are in a tumultuous relationship characterized by yelling or domestic violence… Read More

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What Are the Links between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence?

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Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between a person’s substance abuse problem and a history of domestic violence. However, while a substance abuse problem is a recognized medical condition, it is not a defense for domestic abuse. If you… Read More

Defending against the Charge of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex – What Should I Do?

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The ability to travel between states today is easier than ever. Whether it is by car, train, or airplane, one can go from one state to another in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, this has opened the way for individuals… Read More

What’s the Difference between Homicide, Murder, and Manslaughter?

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Murder, manslaughter, and homicide are terms used to describe situations in which one person’s actions result in another’s death. Homicide is a blanket term that refers to the killing of a human being by another human being. Manslaughter and murder… Read More

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