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10 Things to Do If You Have Been Arrested

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If you or someone you love is the suspect of a crime and have been arrested, read this information before talking with the police or entering a plea bargain. It is natural to feel intimidated, and law enforcement wants you… Read More

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The Arrest Process: From Arrest to Booking to Arraignment

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A person cannot just be arrested at random. Instead, law enforcement and state officials must follow specific protocols when they want to arrest and detain a person – otherwise, they can lose their case and face a civil lawsuit for… Read More

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How Much Money Do I Need to Post Bail?

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After an arrest, the only way to get out of jail is to post bail. The amount you need depends on the crime you allegedly committed and the amount the judge sets it for. You were arrested, and now you… Read More

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What If Law Enforcement Questions You without Identifying Themselves?

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Knowing how to handle yourself when being questioned by an individual you suspect to be law enforcement is critical – especially if they have not identified themselves. Most people do not know how to handle themselves in a law enforcement… Read More

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I Am Being Falsely Accused of Larceny, What Should I Do?

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Being falsely accused for stealing is serious. You might be innocent, but the actions you take following those false allegations can affect you the rest of your life. Most importantly, do not speak to anyone if you are falsely accused… Read More

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Is There a Statute of Limitations in New Mexico for Crimes?

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Years ago, lawmakers realized that there had to be a limit set for how long the state had to charge an alleged defendant with a crime. These laws were designed to protect someone from being charged for a crime years… Read More

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Understanding Weapons Charges and Assault

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As a resident of New Mexico, you know that you enjoy the open carry policy, which means you can not only legally purchase a gun, but you can wear it without requiring a special license. Also, the Second Amendment to… Read More

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Top Items Taken by Shoplifters and Home Burglars

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Larceny, burglary, and petty theft all have one thing in common: one person takes something that does not belong to them. Some people steal out of greed, others necessity. Regardless for the reasons why, some items tend to be the… Read More

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Sexual Misconduct versus Sexual Assault: What Is the Difference?

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The terms “sexual misconduct” and “sexual assault” are blanket terms that make it confusing for any defendant to understand what they are being charged with, specifically. Under New Mexico law, the differences carry a fine line, and those accused of… Read More

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Typical Examples of Assault and Battery Acts

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Assault and battery are treated as two separate crimes in New Mexico, with one more severe in punishment than the other. Regardless, the lines become fuzzy for most defendants when charged with either crime – and what you might think… Read More

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