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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: is it true its illegal to misspell someone's name? if so how serious?

misspelling of name on a Board License

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 19, 2024

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Do you mean an innocent mistake in spelling the name? That wouldn't be considered illegal in most places. But if the misspelling is deliberate and done with the aim of deceiving or misleading, that could be an... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: Is it better to be an employee or contractor for a remote job in a different state?

I have just been offered a remote job for an organization in California but I am currently in New Mexico. The company is offering to hire me either as an employee or a contractor. For healthcare and for taxes, is it better to have residency in California and pay state taxes or stay in New Mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New Mexico on
Q: Can I countersuit for slander on social media before I was issued a warrant that I enevidably beat later on?

I was slandered on social media with photos of me allegedly shoplifting "a forth degree felony" & because of it was arrested had my vehicle impounded & sat in Jail with a high bond i was not able to afford for 18 days. When I was let out I went to court & beat the case. Now my... View More

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answered on Jan 14, 2024

If you believe you were slandered on social media leading to your arrest and the subsequent challenges you faced, you may have grounds for a legal action. Slander involves making false spoken statements damaging to a person's reputation. If these statements were made on social media and you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: I hit a cow on a state highway 2 days ago and totaled my vehicle.

It was dark. Another cow/vehicle accident occured two days before mine on the same rosd. People who travel Highway 61 have been complaining of cattle on or near the road for over a month.

The rancher stated he had contacted the state of NM to come fix the fencing since our rain storms... View More

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

Based on the information you've provided, you may have a potential case against both the state and the rancher, but it's important to consult with a legal expert to evaluate the specifics of your situation. The fact that there have been previous accidents involving cattle on the same... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: The state took my professional license with no due process. Can I sue the state for larceny

I missed paying my renewal fee

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 30, 2023

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. A criminal attorney could best advise how larceny is defined in penal codes, and this is posted under Gov & Adm Law. However, it's unlikely that any jurisdiction would qualify the action as larceny. You... View More

Q: What type of attorney should I contact to sue workers compensation insurance for medicare's required medical set aside +
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 7, 2023

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could reach out to workers' comp attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: Is it legal to incorporate feathers from birds not native to North America into art?

“Migratory Bird Treaty Act” only protects birds native to north America, so Peacock feathers incorporated into art should be fine, but I want to make sure there is nothing special in New Mexico.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 24, 2023

A New Mexico attorney would know this best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is but one wildlife protective statute. It's possible that other laws and regulations could be applicable. Federal and state wildlife law enforcement personnel probably know... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: Can you appeal a civil judgement passed by administrative judge, Can an administrative judge issue a contempt of court?

None

Joel F. Murray
Joel F. Murray
answered on Feb 13, 2022

Generally, there is a process where you can appeal a final administrative decision to court. The process for doing so varies by jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Q: I need help filing a State Tort Claims Act

orking at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences and was attacked by a resident. I suffered a concussion and later found out I have psuedo seizures with PTSD. The incident occurred on August 23, 2018. I live in Meridian, MS and a attorney here has advised me to get an attorney... View More

Concetto Kirk Di Giacomo
Concetto Kirk Di Giacomo
answered on Jan 7, 2020

I’m terribly sorry to hear of your injury.

If you are interested in suing under the NM Tort Claims Act, you need to “get moving” on this claim immediately. Unfortunately, the mandatory time period within which you must file a claim may have already passed; under N.M.S.A. 41-4-16 you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Consumer Law for New Mexico on
Q: help with mutual domestic company billing practices and cut offs.

las cruces new mexico mutual domestic water (moongate water company

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 21, 2019

Your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could look into whether the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission might be able to offer guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: Can relatives serve together on a state board?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 9, 2017

You'd have to look at the particular board's enacting statute and regulations. Some have a non-nepotism rule that might apply.

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