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0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: What laws are violated if a private club give alcohol away by 'donations' instead of getting a liquor license.

There is a private organization, that others similar have a 'club' liquor license. However, this individual location refuses to obtain a liquor license, instead they purchase alcohol from the regular stores. Instead of charging its members, they give the alcohol away after a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for New Mexico on
Q: My father died, my sister was 17, but is now 18. Can she legally not split with me and our sister? He had no will.

My youngest sister was 17, now she is 18. Our father passed away with no will, all of us(me and both sister) are adults now. We all agreed to split the inheritance, but now she is trying to keep it all. is that legal?

0 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for New Mexico on
Q: I found a large amount of cash in NM, told I could keep it if not claimed but now told I can’t keep it! Is this correct?

I found large amount of cash in the parking lot at work and told by my boss to call police to ensure it wasn’t part of a crime or belonged to someone. Police picked it up and told me if nobody claimed it after 180 days it would be given back to me. I spoke to several other officers and told... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Mexico on
Q: I recieved a carless driving ticket in the mail the officer said I crossed a double yellow line to make u turn not tru

I was going take a u turn and got hit in the process cop said on ticket that I crossed a double yellow line and I didn't if I completed the u turn I would have but got hit before should I fight this or not

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: I was told by my auto insurance agent that uninsured motorist coverage in NM is portable, is that true?

I have multiple cars and he told me that I only need to have it on one of my two cars and it would cover both cars in the event of a claim. I still had to sign a form saying I was declining it for one of the cars. Was his statement true?

Mark Caruso
Mark Caruso
answered on Jun 20, 2022

My name is Mark Caruso and I am with Caruso Law Offices.

Yes, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is portable. For instance, if you own a Ford and a Chevy it would work like this. You could buy uninsured motorist coverage on the Ford and not on the Chevy. If you are in an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for New Mexico on
Q: My son was in a rollover accident he was the passenger and both people in vehicle where ejected and died

It was a single car accident can I sue for wrongful death I'm his mom he was 29

Mark Caruso
Mark Caruso
answered on Jun 20, 2022

My name is Mark Caruso with Caruso Law Offices, and I would like to answer your questions.

Yes you can bring a claim on behalf of your son. Because your son was a passenger and not at fault for the crash, you can sue on behalf of his estate. First, you would need to get appointed as the...
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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Mexico on
Q: In regards to NM Liquor laws - what actual law, specifically, is violated by an establishment giving away by donations?

There is an establishment that should have a club license, but they refuse to get one. What they are doing is allowing people to give a donation for a beer. They also allow people to bring in their own beer and be served that way as well. I would like to know, since the NM Alcohol board... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Mexico on
Q: I was accused of a dwi. Was never in a vehicle. Cops arrested me because a guy said I was trying to steal his truck.

Was in jail for 2 months, taught case for 6 months and got it dismissed.

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: Large sum of cash found & reported to police. If unclaimed, am I entitled to it?

I found a safe in the parking lot filled with cash while working. I reported it to the police who seized it taking my info and advising me that I had to wait 90 days and if nobody claimed it, then I could take possession of it. After 90 days I inquired again and a different officer said that they... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Mexico on
Q: I got convicted of a 4th-degree felony in 2012 I completed my sentence in May of 2016. All parole and fines impose.

Have not been in trouble. Do u think I can get it expunged

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New Mexico on
Q: Guardian ad Litem filed false information in their report? The info in priority counsel report not

New Mexico What can I do ? Judge is not sympathetic and has refused to enforce Domestic Violence orders in place before I stupidly requested the GAL trying to follow the therapists' recommendations & DV Advocate advice

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Mexico on
Q: There is not father on my daughters birth certificate do I still need to go through the courts to put my husband on

Her biological father wants nothing to do with her

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Mexico on
Q: My landlord has left a 7 day notice falsly stating we have an unauthorized 3rd person living there, but we don't.

I'm not sure how to prove we don't have a third person living there or why he thinks we do when we've told him otherwise. He accused us of this in April and demanded additional payments be made to him on top of our standard rent (listed on our lease) or he would look at eviction... Read more »

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