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Social Media: How It Can Be Used Against You in Court

Posted on by New Mexico Criminal Law Offices

You can easily imagine the horror: You’re on trial for a serious crime when the prosecution presents evidence of social media posts that you never made. The messages appear to have been posted from your account, but you know that… Read More

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What Are the Legal Elements of Larceny?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Every New Mexico criminal offense has two or more elements. An element is a fact or circumstance that the prosecution must prove before a judge or jury can legally convict the defendant of a crime. More specifically, the prosecution’s burden… Read More

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How Newly Discovered Evidence Can Change the Outcome of a Closed Case

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The thought of being arrested and charged with a crime that you did not commit is a nightmare shared by many. Most people have faith in the criminal justice process and trust that if someone is wrongfully arrested, the judge… Read More

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White-Collar vs. Corporate Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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)?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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  

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

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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