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What Constitutes Drug Trafficking?

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Legal Defense for Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico Drug trafficking is a very serious felony criminal charge that includes manufacturing, cultivating, transporting, or distributing illegal drugs in the state of New Mexico as well as into other states or… Read More

5 Drugs that Could Result in Harsher Prison Sentences

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Experienced Criminal Defense for Drug Charges in New Mexico Certain illegal substances are common, while others are considered gross enough offenses that you could have an increased sentence for possessing them. Right now, it is estimated that half the people… Read More

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When Does Possession Become an Intent to Sell?

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Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting Intent to Sell Charges in New Mexico Courts Sometimes, possession is just possession. There are other instances where the prosecution might turn possession charges into an intent to sell or distribute charge. In this scenario, you… Read More

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Could I Be Arrested Just for Having Too Much Cash on Me?

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of New Mexico Residents Charged with Drug Crimes You work hard at your job, and you save money. Sometimes, that entails having a large volume of cash on you all at once –… Read More

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When Can I Be Charged with Drug Paraphernalia in New Mexico?

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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending Drug Paraphernalia and Drug Charges across  New Mexico Along with being charged with drug possession, you could be charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia. This is a commonly paired group of criminal charges brought… Read More

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What Happens if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession in New Mexico?

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New Mexico is not different from other states. They have strict regulations when it comes to controlled substances and dangerous substances. New Mexico classifies well-known drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, and even cocaine as controlled dangerous substances (CDS), but they… Read More

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Does the Smell of Cannabis Support Probable Cause?

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Probable cause must be based on factual evidence – not just an officer’s suspicion. But, how does that play a role in the instance of cannabis? If an officer smells cannabis on an individual or within his or her vehicle,… Read More

Drug Paraphernalia

What is Considered Drug Paraphernalia?

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A person does not have to be in possession of the actual illegal substance to face drug charges. When an individual is in possession of items related to illegal drugs, he or she could be charged with paraphernalia possession. In… Read More

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What Are the Consequences of Marijuana Possession in New Mexico?

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New Mexico has legalized the use of medical marijuana, in certain circumstance. Otherwise, the possession of marijuana – even in small quantities – is still prohibited. New Mexico drug laws mirror the Federal Controlled Substance Act, with marijuana being classified… Read More

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Minimum Drug Sentencing Laws in New Mexico

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Drug crime charges in New Mexico are not to be taken lightly. Upon conviction of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, for a second or subsequent offense, you face penalties of $100 to $1,000 in fines and up… Read More

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