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Q: I’ve have been getting msg from different numbers same person making trouble and accusing me of sleeping with her man?

I recently had a visit at work with a guy who asked for my number I gave to him and two days later he called ask to wait in my truck until I got off work. I did help him out later the car that dropped him off drove around a couple of times honking in 30 mins time I decided to take a break to take... Read more »

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Q: My car was searched and I was strip searched at a correctional facility in New Mexico when visit never took place

I need help to fight my rights and get an attorney to help me before I run out of time and someone else gets violated and no Justice is done to the violators who think they can break the law and act as if we have no rights as United States American citizens I was humiliated violated and taken... Read more »

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Q: My car was searched and I was strip searched at a correctional facility in New Mexico when visit never took place

I need help to fight my rights and get an attorney to help me before I run out of time and someone else gets violated and no Justice is done to the violators who think they can break the law and act as if we have no rights as United States American citizens I was humiliated violated and taken... Read more »

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Q: I have a friend that just got arrested I'm trying to find out how many years he could get

He had turned 18 recently with a warrant for embezzlement over 250$. When they arrested him he got 7 more charges, no license, driving recklessly, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property over 1000$, dwi, open container drink, and driving the wrong way one way... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for New Mexico on
Q: How far would a lawyer go for their client?

We had a Guardian ad Litem assigned to our very lengthy custody battle due to continual sexual abuse allegations my daughter has made to family, teachers, counselors, etc. The GAL testified (having never met my daughter in person, yet removing her from home) that I would tell the court that it was... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for New Mexico on
Q: I have been a victim of gang stalking for about 5or6 months now further more I have been spied on while in my restroom

How can I find a good attorney and also law enforcement to confirm these aligations

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Mexico on
Q: What should be in a discovery? My discovery includes my judgment and sentence from 02, and copy of drivers license

The judge that signed my warrant testified against me in my 02 case, as a forensic chemist

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Q: How long does the county have to extradite somebody from another county that they're being held at but not on a pv from

His probation violation is out of Valencia county but is being held at MDC he did not pick up any new charges he is just there on a probation violation which we don't understand how he's even on a violation if they didn't serve him with new charges how long does Valencia county have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for New Mexico on
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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James L. Arrasmith PRO label
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.

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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Charles William Michaels
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New Mexico on
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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Q: My boyfriend was just arrested in new mexico on a Minnesota probation violation warrant. Can he serve the time in N.M?

We're waiting to see if be picked up extra charges in new mexico during the arrest. I would like to know either with or without new charges if he can serve the time in new mexico instead of being extradited. And/ or if he can do his probation in new mexico

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Mar 7, 2021

No. He will be extradited back to Minnesota and serve his time there.

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Q: Is there time limit where stolen 5th wheel trailer would no longer be considered a stolen property?

Friend obtained a 5th wheel through purchase 5,000$ some time after transaction became aware it was stolen is there a certain time limit where it would no longer be considered stolen property or be considered a criminal act to have possession of such?

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Mar 2, 2021

It wasnt receiving stolen property when you bought it, but it became a crime sometime thereafter whenever you became aware. There may be a statute of limitations several years down the road. If you know the rightful owner, why not see if you can get some of your money back and return it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Mexico on
Q: New mexico, 16 y boy, 26 y old girl, consensual relationship. His parents approve. Is she breaking the law?

Girlfriend is 9 years and 11 months older than boy. Can someone besides parents bring charges against her?

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Feb 13, 2021

16 is the age of consent so she should be OK as to criminal sexual penetration. She could get charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor if she gets him alcohol or drugs however.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Mexico on
Q: My brother is a felon and they had a search and seizure warrant. The warrant states to search a trailer at the address

No where on the warrant does it state the items to be searched for. They found bullets in the trailer and proceed outside to his truck and found a gun in it. The gun belonged to my other sister. They did not take him to jail and months later they sent him paperwork to reclaim the gun. Is this... Read more »

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Feb 5, 2021

First, whether the search warrant was overly broad. Possibly. His federal public defender can best assess the application and warrant. Whether looking in the truck was even authorized by the warrant. Possible suppression issue, yes.

Second, whether a delay of less than one year between...
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