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What Qualifies as Grand Larceny?

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In New Mexico, there is not a specific classification for grand larceny. Instead, there are various subclasses ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony. All of these are based on the value of the products stolen, and even a misdemeanor… Read More

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Where Does New Mexico Stand in the Gun Control Debate?

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The state of New Mexico has always been more relaxed when it comes to gun control. There are gun laws in the state that regulate sales, possession, and how these firearms may be used, but the laws are not as… Read More

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What Is the Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

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Assault and aggravated assault are two different crimes. Assault is less serious than an aggravated assault charge and could result in minor injuries or just a threat of violence. Aggravated assault involves more serious circumstances including the intent to seriously… Read More

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Can You Get Probation for a Felony Drug Charge?

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Drug charges carry minimum sentencing in the state of New Mexico. Therefore, it is unlikely that you would receive probation for a felony drug charge – even if it is your first offense. Also, if you are charged with a… Read More

What to Do If a Family Member Has Been Accused or Charged with Shoplifting?

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Shoplifting is a serious criminal offense that can result in jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you or a loved one has been accused of or charged with shoplifting, contact a defense attorney immediately. The penalty for… Read More

What Is the Purpose of a Defense to Criminal Charges?

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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

Can Grand Larceny Charges Be Dropped?

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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

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

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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

What Are the Four Major Criminal Law Defenses?

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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

What Are the Elements of Receiving Stolen Property?

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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

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