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5 Famous Drug Cartels in History and How They Set the Legal Tone for the Country

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You have seen them on TV. You might have read about them in a book. Drug cartels are big business for Hollywood, but these institutions are by no means acts of fiction. Drug cartels are real, and some are still… Read More

looting or robbery

Is It Burglary or Robbery?

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Robbery and burglary are both theft crimes, but the state of New Mexico defines these criminal acts differently. The one you are charged with will make a difference when it comes to creating a defense strategy and the potential punishments… Read More

fight dui

Top Reasons to Fight Your DUI Charge

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It is easy enough to assume, if it is your first time in court or first ever DUI, that pleading guilty is the fastest way to get the case over with and move on. What people do not realize is… Read More

Criminal Defense Basics

Should I Go with the Public Defender or Private Attorney?

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You have been arrested for a crime, and now is the time to make a few crucial decisions. One of the choices you must make is whether you will plead guilty or not guilty. Another important decision is whether you… Read More

domestic violence

How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real and serious threat, which is why there are systems in place to protect victims of abuse from their abusers. Unfortunately, the way the system is set up, it opens the door to false allegations having… Read More

detention

What Everyone Needs to Know about the New Mexico No-Bond Detention Law

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When you are arrested, you assume that you will have a bail hearing and possibly be released on bond. After all, you have seen it countless times on TV and you know that bonds exist. What you might not know… Read More

sex offender

The Consequences of a Sex Offender Registration in NM

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The sex offender registration process and notification system was implemented to make the public aware of potential threats in their community. It is also intended to keep track of known sex offenders. While the general purpose is useful, the overall… Read More

controlled substances act

A Definitive Guide to the Controlled Substances Act

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The Controlled Substances Act classifies drugs or chemicals that can be manufactured, possessed, and used legally or illegally in the United States. The federal government has created schedules for these substances. And depending on the schedule of drug you are… Read More

petty larceny

Reasons Why You Need an Attorney for Petty Larceny

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Petty theft gives many defendants a false impression of what lies ahead. Whether you were caught stealing or you are being accused of theft, do not let the word “petty” discount the seriousness of the charges you are about to… Read More

lookback dui

What Are the Lookback Periods for a DUI in New Mexico?

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Most states, including New Mexico, impose lookback periods. Lookback periods allow the courts to consider offenses within a specific range. And if offenses fall within that lookback period, you could be charged with a second, third, or fourth offense. The… Read More

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