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Assault versus Aggravated Assault

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The Differences of Assault versus Aggravated Assault in Albuquerque Sometimes assaults are violent and intentional while other times they are not. Take two people arguing, for example. You get into a heated argument and shove the other party. While you... Read More

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How Domestic Violence Charges Get Dropped

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You are in a contentious situation with your ex, and during a heated argument, you push her. While you had no intentions of harming her, nor did you, she calls the police and reports domestic violence. She exaggerates the story,... Read More

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Can the Victim Drop Assault and Battery Charges?

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Assault and battery take on different meanings depending on where you live in the United States. In New Mexico, assault and battery are two separate offenses. Regardless, assault and battery are both very serious charges, and if you are accused... Read More

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Critical Facts to Know About a Domestic Violence Accusation

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An accusation of domestic violence is not something law enforcement just shrugs off. Instead, it is taken seriously and results in an automatic arrest of the accused – innocent or not. While domestic violence is a misdemeanor in New Mexico,... Read More

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The Different Types of Domestic Violence

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New Mexico’s Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys Domestic violence is a broad term that encompasses a range of abusive and coercive behaviors. Some of these result in physical abuse, while others leave emotional and mental scars. While domestic violence occurs... Read More

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The Elements of Assault – When Could You Be Convicted?

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Reputable Attorneys Representing Criminal Defense Clients in New Mexico Assault is considered an intentional act by one person that causes harm to another person. In New Mexico, you must attempt to commit a physical attack or make a victim believe... Read More

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Can You Be Arrested for Bribery?

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Everyone has committed bribery at least once in his or her lifetime. However, the severity of that act may vary. After all, as a child, you might be bribed by your parent to eat your dinner in exchange for a... Read More

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5 Reasons You Need an Attorney for a Domestic Violence Charge

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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Domestic Violence Charges throughout New Mexico While you might be afraid of the costs of hiring an attorney, realize that those costs outweigh the reality of criminal punishment. If you are arrested for domestic violence... Read More

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When Does Domestic Violence Become a Felony in NM?

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Defense Attorneys Fighting Domestic Violence Felony Charges in New Mexico Domestic violence charges are especially complicated because they involve family members and, often, rely on one person’s word against another. These charges have heightened emotions, and cause extreme stress on all... Read More

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What is the Violence Against Women Act?

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  New Mexico Attorneys Explain the VAWA The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed in 1996. This program prevents violence against women, and was what implemented the national domestic violence hotline service. Also, new protections were created for victims,... Read More

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