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Stealing is a crime. If you are caught stealing or accused of stealing, not only is it an embarrassment; it can have serious repercussions in your life. Whether the value of the items is large or small, stealing can get... Read More

Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking is a felony charge that applies to cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, or distribution, of illegal drugs, whether within the state, across state lines, or across national borders. Possession of a large enough amount of an illegal substance is presumed... Read More

Minor in Possession

In New Mexico as in the rest of the country, federal and state laws prohibit a minor under the age of 21 from purchasing or being served alcoholic beverages in most situations. Going along with the prohibition of underage drinking... Read More

Child Molestation

If someone wants to destroy your life, it is hard to imagine a better way to do it than accusing you of molesting a child. All it takes is an accusation and the world will immediately look upon you with... Read More

Child Pornography

Defense against Child Pornography-related Charges Crime accusations alleging exploitation of children - for example any charge pertaining to possession or distribution of child pornography-are highly emotional. Your life and reputation can be destroyed by these charges, and you may feel that you... Read More

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes carry a stigma that goes well beyond that associated with many other crimes, and it takes no more than an accusation to destroy your reputation. When you've been accused of a sex crime, even if the allegations are... Read More

Serious Drug Charges: Heroin, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin are dangerous drugs because of their high potential for abuse and addiction among users. New Mexico's prisons are full of people who have struggled with debilitating drug addiction and who have been convicted of possession or... Read More


New Mexico is among the 20 U.S. states in which medical marijuana is legal. Since 2007, patients with certain conditions who have obtained a written recommendation from a doctor and a state registry identification card which allows them to avoid... Read More

Probation Violations

Probation is often offered as a compromise to first-time offenders and others who a court feels would best be served by probation rather than serving time.  Probation allows you to skip out on any potential jail or prison time in... Read More

Federal Drug Crimes

If you haven't noticed by now, large organized drug trafficking rings will inevitably come to an end.  They often have their high points followed quickly by their very low points.  Unfortunately, as any cog in the larger drug trafficking machine,... Read More

Resisting Arrest, Public Affray

Resisting arrest and public affray are two unique criminal charges which are so often thought of as minor offenses, but can in fact run the risk of quickly turning into felony convictions.  If you have been charged with either resisting... Read More

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are often laughed at, in remembrance of the Martha Stewart scandal and the infamous scene in Office Space, during which white collar crime convictions are described as something of a paradise.  The reality is far removed from... Read More

Homicide, Attempted Murder Attorney

Homicide and attempted murder charges in New Mexico often seem like the highest tiered criminal offense a person can commit.  However, a criminal charge on suspicion of homicide or attempted murder is not a conviction and it is important to... Read More

Assault & Battery

Battery and assault are often used simultaneously to refer to the same event. Each state has different definitions for the two, leading to much of the confusion as the media and pop culture often use the two terms to refer... Read More

Robbery, Burglary, and Theft

The "theft" offenses of New Mexico law involve robbery, burglary, and theft itself, as well as smaller forms of "larceny."  Each offense comes with its own set of facts, despite the near constant desire to refer to robbery and burglary... Read More

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges in New Mexico are taken very seriously by all parties involved.  If your significant other calls the local authorities to report an incident of domestic violence, the authorities will almost surely question you and potentially take you... Read More

DUI/DWI Defense

DUI and DWI offenses can occur on the most unsuspecting nights.  Many people are not aware of the amount of alcohol that equals the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content, but it is often much lower than you suspect. ... Read More