Battle Creek, MI asked in Criminal Law for New Mexico

Q: I went to an arraignment and circuit court in Santa Fe New Mexico on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon I have one

I have one case pending in Magistrate Court the judge instructed me on the case that has not yet been brought before her Court where do I stand that case is also assault with a deadly weapon but she instructed me to stay away from the place that has not yet been brought before her why is this and where do I stand

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Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: It is standard procedure for the judge to order the defendant to stay away from wherever this happened. That includes staying away from one's own home when there is an allegation of assault on a household member. Judge Sena probably let you out of jail before the file was prepared on Monday by the court clerks because she did not want you sitting in the county detention center until then on a long holiday weekend. Just an educated guess.

You need to hire a defense lawyer, sooner if you need to go to that place and before your next hearing. It is a felony carrying up to eighteen months in prison so you need to deal with this as soon as possible.

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