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What Is a Level 4 Sex Offender?

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Some states classify sex offenders in levels, with specific levels indicating a more violent offender with a risk to public safety. While some states have a classification for Level 4 offenders, New Mexico is not one of them. Every state… Read More

Does CSI Exist in New Mexico?

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CSI, or Crime Scene Investigation, does exist in the state of New Mexico as part of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensic Laboratory Bureau. DPS provides forensic science analysis and investigations to law enforcement agencies throughout the… Read More

Can I Bring Marijuana into New Mexico Legally?

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While marijuana is legalized for medical use, you cannot take your medical marijuana out of the state nor bring it into the state – even if you purchase it from another state where it is legal to do so. It… Read More

Is It a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

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New Mexico was one of the states to first legalize marijuana. After passing the decriminalization in April 2007, it made the state the 12th in the country to do so. While you can purchase and use marijuana in the state,… Read More

What Are the Gun Laws in New Mexico?

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New Mexico, compared to other states, is relatively relaxed when it comes to gun laws. Regardless, if you want to conceal carry, open carry, or have guns in your home, knowing the regulations is critical. Breaking a gun law is… Read More

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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

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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 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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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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