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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

White Collar Crimes: What Do I Need to Know?

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White-collar crimes are the non-violent crimes that encompass a wide range of criminal acts, including fraud, identity theft, insider trading, and more. They are typically done by businesses and even government officials. Regardless, they all involve some form of deceit… Read More

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Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed against Me?

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If someone has placed a restraining order against you, you may have few (if any) options to remove that restraining order. Determining your options means reviewing the complexity of the case, including reasons for that order, whether it was violated,… Read More

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What Makes a Drug Charge Aggravated?

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Aggravated drug crimes typically mean that you are facing a felony rather than a misdemeanor. With that comes longer prison sentences, higher fines, and long-term consequences of being branded as a “felon.” It is illegal in New Mexico to possess… Read More

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What Happens When a DUI Results in Someone’s Death?

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When someone dies as a result of drunk driving, it is no longer just a DUI case; it is now a vehicular homicide. Not only will the driver be charged with a DUI (a misdemeanor), but now they face vehicular… Read More

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