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A lawyer analyzing a social welfare investigation.

How Long Does a Social Welfare Investigation Take?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Government authorities can typically initiate a social welfare investigation whenever they see fit. The authorities do not want people to abuse welfare programs, so such an investigation can help ensure that the individual receiving the benefits is entitled to them.... Read More

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Can a Person Recant a Statement in a Police Report?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In some cases, you might want to recant a statement you made for a police report. Recanting a statement means you want to withdraw, or take back, a previous statement that you made to the police. This can occur for... Read More

A lawyer explaining a motion to quash a warrant.

What You Should Know About a Motion to Quash a Warrant

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

In most cases, law enforcement authorities need the warrant to conduct a legal search and seizure. Searches can include the search of a residence, a person, a place of business, or a vehicle. Seizures can involve authorities confiscating evidence from... Read More

A man arrested for indecent exposure.

What Are The Elements of Indecent Exposure?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico considers indecent exposure a sexual crime, and a conviction can result in jail time and costly fines. And because it’s a sex crime, getting charged with indecent exposure could subject you to significant societal stigma. The stigma of... Read More

What is aiding and abetting a crime?

Common Examples of Aiding and Abetting a Crime

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

When criminal violations occur, multiple people may be involved in the act. Some offenders might seem less guilty based on a lesser degree of involvement or intention to complete the criminal act. Alternatively, the mastermind of the criminal scheme might... Read More

Can doxing get you arrested?

Doxing: Can It Get You Arrested?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

If you browse the internet in 2022, you might have heard the term “doxing.” But what is doxing? Can doxing lead to an arrest? What punishment can a court order for a doxing arrest? Today we’ll look at what constitutes... Read More

Charged with Committing Welfare Fraud

What Will Happen if You Are Charged with Committing Welfare Fraud

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The federal and state governments offer certain benefits, typically money or food, to individuals who qualify. Often referred to as welfare programs, these benefits aim to help low-income, disabled, or elderly individuals make ends meet. Common welfare programs include: Supplemental... Read More

Stun guns legality in New Mexico.

Are Stun Guns Legal in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Stun guns offer a less deadly option for individuals who want a weapon to defend themselves. The market includes a wide range of different stun guns, from taser-like devices used by law enforcement to simple shock devices. According to a... Read More

Is It a Crime to Sell Fake Drugs in New Mexico?

Is It a Crime to Sell Fake Drugs in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

A drug trafficking charge can result in extremely harsh consequences. But what if the substance you sold wasn’t illegal? Can you face the same consequences for selling fake drugs in New Mexico as you would for selling real drugs? Many... Read More

Seven Myths About New Mexico Criminal Cases

Seven Myths About New Mexico Criminal Cases

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Many defendants believe a wide range of criminal case myths can hamper their ability to make prudent decisions about their case. If you get charged with a crime, it’s crucial that you keep your individual interests at the forefront of... Read More

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