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Armed Robbery vs. Robbery in New Mexico

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Theft offenses in New Mexico are taken very seriously. Theft offenses are generally larceny, robbery, burglary, and theft. Today, we focus on robbery, and the difference between robbery and armed robbery. Robbery in the state of New Mexico is different… Read More

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Property Searches on Probation: Do Officers Need a Warrant?

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As a citizen of the United States, the Fourth Amendment says that you are protected from unlawful searches and seizures of your property. Therefore, law enforcement cannot enter your home, search, or take personal property without a court order. Even… Read More

arson

What is an Arson Crime?

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Arson is a serious crime that often carries civil and criminal penalties. It is defined as the willful and malicious burning of property. Arson is committed in numerous ways, and for a variety of reasons. For instance, one motivation can… Read More

alibi

What is an Alibi and When Does It Work?

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You may have heard the term on TV or in movies, but many criminal defendants misunderstand the concept of an alibi. The term “alibi,” means that the defendant has a party or evidence that proves he or she was somewhere… Read More

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Can a Polygraph be Used Against Me in Court?

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You might wonder why every witness or criminal defendant is not strapped to a polygraph and tested to see if they are telling the truth. After all, you see the devices used in the movies and it seems to be… Read More

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How Do I Get Out of Jail After an Arrest?

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After you have been arrested and put in jail, your first thoughts will be how to get out of jail and get back home. Typically, this is done through the bail process, which requires you to post money or another… Read More

halloween

5 Most Common Crimes Committed on Halloween

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Halloween brings out the ghosts, goblins, and everything spooky, but it also brings something else – a spike in criminal activity. Halloween sees more crimes committed, but the crimes are not as heinous as you might assume. Instead, they are… Read More

hate crime

What Constitutes a Hate Crime?

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Hate crimes are those that show biased against a particular group of people. The bias can take many forms, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, and other social statuses. Therefore, hate crimes are often referred to as “bias” crimes…. Read More

bribery

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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Is Prostitution Legal in New Mexico?

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New Mexico outlaws the purchase or selling of sexual acts. Also, it is illegal to promote or profit from prostitution, which would include actions such as pimping. In the state, anyone that commits prostitution by selling or accepting sexual acts… Read More

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