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Q: If I was walking to put my gun into my house and a cop stopped me in front of my house and arrested me what can I do

I was helping some neighbors of mine move and I had a beer earlier that day later on that day I parked my truck across the street to help them move I removed my gun from my truck and as I’m walking to my house I’m stopped by the cops and arrested

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for New Mexico on
Q: Is retaliation illegal?

My partners ex had child services called on her. It wasn't us. In retaliation she told them my boyfriend beats me and my child. Not true. Now I'm getting a welfare check done on my child and myself when it isn't true and she didn't even give them my legal name. Today, the same... Read more »

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Q: Hi I am being taken to small claims court for recently being , found guilty of a city code violation battery.

The alleged victim is suing me for 10,000 from suffering from a “concussion” and not being able to return to work.

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Q: If I am not served or unavailable to be served in a criminal case against another person , can I be held in contempt?

I do not wish to be involved in this hearing. The police are sitting outside my house for hours in attempt to serve me a subpoena.

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Q: I need a lawyer and I am broke

Who wants to help me Sue the mental hospital that allowed one of their employees to beat me pro bono

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 10, 2022

I cannot help you as I am only licensed in California, but a lot of attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay legal fees when you win.

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Q: So I have a conditional discharge in the state of New Mexico. What exactly is that.

I also want to know what happens when I complete probation?

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Q: A need a lawyer from new Mexico or familiar with new Mexico criminal laws?

Specifically with habitual offender laws.

I have prior felonies from the state of California (8, 9 & 10yrs ago)

But they( New Mexico Courts) are offering me 8 yrs prison term for something that costs $20 & would only do 2 months in California? Is New Mexico insane or what?

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Q: Hi My husband was put on supervised probation for 3 yrs kick off date is Dec of this year 2022but he did absconded so on

Aug 2,2022 he was on his motorcycle which was NOT stolen when his chain broke so he pulled over walked back to get his chain that's when a state police seen him walking back toward the bike so the officer flipped n pulled up asked his name my husband gave it to him came back with warren's... Read more »

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Q: Can I be violated on parole for substituted urine

Probation Labs came back for urine that said it was substituted

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Q: Can I be violated for substituted urine
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Q: How can I protect myself from harassment when the police won't because I have a felony

I recently bought my home in Columbus, New Mexico and have been being harassed by guys on atv's. I called the sheriff dept. and they told me to put up a fence. I did that and it stopped them from tearing up my yard but they still come by and ride my property line just to harass me. The sheriff... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a cause of action for being bear maced and handcuffed by security at a store for videotaping acts of abuse?

Upon entering a large chain store last month, I encountered a scene reminiscent of the George Floyd murder. I first heard a woman screaming "get off me, I'm pregnant!" I then saw two security guards on top of an African American woman--one had his knee on her back; the other had her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for New Mexico on
Q: Can a 2nd degree murder conviction risk becoming a 1st degree conviction upon appeal?
Charles William Michaels
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answered on Aug 10, 2022

Ordinarily, no. The conviction is the conviction. Perhaps, if the result on appeal is a vacating of the conviction, then maybe you are at square one--but the double jeopardy clause can perhaps be applied in that scenario.

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Q: If a man's wife stabbed him and he didn't want press charges but state did will she go to prison

She was on probation for same thing when this happened

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 9, 2022

A person may choose not to cooperate with a case once a person is charged with a crime. However, a husband not wanting to press charges doesn't necessarily mean the case goes away. The prosecutor may have enough evidence to proceed without the husband's cooperation. Whether she goes to... Read more »

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Q: If one has not had any felonies in over 15 years can one possess a fire arm

All charges was non violent including domestic violence

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Mar 26, 2021

Good and bad news. The bad: federal law makes it illegal for your lifetime to possess a firearm or ammunition with penalties ranging from 5-10 years in prison. Lifetime ban.

Good news: New Mexico enacted an expungement statute last year and you should be eligible if you have had no criminal...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for New Mexico on
Q: I am on Felony probation, is association with a Felon a charge or just a violation in the state of New Mexico

I've been dating this felon prior to becoming a felon myself

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Mar 23, 2021

Associating with a felon is not a crime, but it is probably a condition of your probation that you not associate with a felon. It is possible that you could talk your probation officer into allowing the association. Or hope s/he never finds out and types up a probation violation.

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Q: I’m David’s youngest son. I desperately want him home as I’m without anyone at all none nobody. What are his odds ?

Consecutive life’s I feel like they will not let him but I’m willing to write parole when he is up to be tabled again

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Mar 8, 2021

Sadly, his odds are close to zero. Family are the people who suffer the most when someone is convicted and sent to jail. Right or wrong, the court system does not release inmates, certainly not those servicing consecutive life sentences, because their families have serious needs. You need to adjust... Read more »

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