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Concealed weapons permit

What Are the Steps to Get a Concealed Weapons Permit in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Experienced New Mexico Attorneys Explain the Steps to Getting a Concealed Weapons Permit Carrying a gun in New Mexico is an important right. However, you need to have a concealed carry permit, so you can carry your sidearm anywhere the... Read More

Taxi driver sitting in car

Do I Need to Disclose My Criminal Record When I Apply to Be a Taxi Driver?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Beginning in 2005, there have been national and state movements to limit prospective employers from asking about criminal records on job applications. The success of the movement has created “ban-the-box” legislation in 37 states, including New Mexico. The ban significantly... Read More

Man behind bars.

Illegal Immigrant Rights: Can They Be Represented By Criminal Attorneys?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Yes, an illegal immigrant can retain an attorney to represent them, at least in criminal proceedings. In a criminal proceeding, illegal immigrants enjoy the same right to counsel as US citizens. However, special circumstances often apply to illegal immigrants because... Read More

A man flying a drone.

Can I Be Arrested If I Fly A Drone In New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

By their very nature, drones are potentially dangerous. Consequently, in New Mexico, both state and federal laws regulate their operation. Although there are plenty of legal ways to operate a drone, you can indeed face arrest and even imprisonment if... Read More

Concept of arraignment.

What Happens During a Criminal Arraignment?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Aside from the possibility of going to jail or suffering other consequences of a criminal conviction, one of the most stressful parts of having a criminal case involve not knowing what to expect. If this is your first arrest, or... Read More

Crime scene

Eight Most Common Holiday Season Crimes

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The holidays are most people’s favorite time of the year. Holiday parties, gift shopping, good food, and time spent with family and friends make for an enjoyable season. However, while people celebrate, they can forget that the holiday season often... Read More

Shooting an intruder in New Mexico.

Is It Legal to Shoot an Intruder in New Mexico?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Imagine you are asleep late at night when you hear the sound of breaking glass. Realizing that someone has broken into your home, you grab your gun and step into the hallway. At this moment you may wonder, Is it... Read More

A search warrant issued.

Things to Do When the Police Show Up with a Search Warrant

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The thought of police showing up with a search warrant to search your home, business, or personal effects, is terrifying. However, it can happen to anyone at any time, even if you didn’t do anything wrong. It is important that... Read More

Expert-witness-for-a-case

How Essential an Expert Witness Is for Your Case?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

The issues presented in a criminal case can sometimes be quite complex. When your case gets complex, you may need to secure an expert. An expert can help the judge or jury interpret and understand the importance of certain evidence... Read More

New Mexico game and fish violations

Here’s What You Need to Know About Game and Fish Violations in New Mexico

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

New Mexico is known for its vast, open spaces and diversity of wildlife, making it a great place for hunters. However, state law imposes strict laws and regulations when it comes to hunting and fishing. Those who run afoul of... Read More

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