Timothy Denison's answer Defendant tested positive for meth and has failed to comply with pretrial services...didn’t report. Remand 24 hours, release with Pretrial services contempt offense. Reset for pretrial conference in approximately three weeks. Defendants presence required.
Stephen Aarons' answer Your husband should qualify for the safety valve so the ten year mandatory minimum is waived. Depending on the amount of methamphetamine seized, the sentence guideline may be 5-6 years and serve 85%. A private lawyer may charge $25k but the federal public defenders do not charge a fee and are excellent lawyers in spite of being overworked
Grant St Julian III's answer You will have to contact an attorney in New Mexico, but the make, mode and year of the car are not elements of a speeding offense. Therefore, any mistakes about such information will generally not cause dismissal of the citation.
Marshall Jason Ray's answer Whether a plea agreement is advantageous depends on numerous factors specific to your case. A lack of criminal history is only one thing to consider, and it may not be the most important, depending on the strength of the government's case (i.e., the evidence it has to support the charge). You should discuss these issues with your lawyer.
Stephen Aarons' answer NMSA 31-21-15 deals with probation violations. If the judge finds by clear and convincing evidence that the probationer did violate the terms of his probation, the judge may decide not to impose additional time and release the defendant on time served. If the violation is serious, the judge may impose the entire sentence from the original conviction less whatever time has already been spent in jail, prison or probation. So if the original sentence was five years in prison with four years...
Stephen Aarons' answer No, the 5th AMendment only allows you to remain silent if your answer could cause you to be prosecuted. Because you were not married at the time, there is not spousal privilege. You must appear for the subpoena and testify truthfully.
Stephen Aarons' answer You must proceed to the Release Hearing with the magistrate judge but, if you do not like the ruling of the court, you have a right to appeal to the district judge. On appeal to the district judge, you can present any evidence that bolsters your claim that you are not a danger to the community nor a flight risk during the pendency of the case.
Stephen Aarons' answer Despite what you see on TV, domestic violence victims do not "press charges" and you cannot "drop charges" either. The State of New Mexico filed the charges and the prosecutor is the one who proceeds further to trial, negotiates a plea agreement with the defendant, or dismisses the case. As the alleged victim, you can contact the Victims Advocate at the district attorney office where your girlfriend's case is being prosecuted. Although you cannot force them to drop the charges, the fact that...
Stephen Aarons' answer The Judgment & Sentence is a public record and anyone is entitled to a copy at a nominal price of about 25-50 cents per page. The best way to obtain a copy is to go the the criminal court clerk where the J&S was issued. Before the clerks can print out a copy for you, they will need the name of the defendant and perhaps the case number. You can google "new mexico case lookup" and track down the case number and also the county where the case was prosecuted.
Stephen Aarons' answer You need to hire an attorney or, if you cannot afford one, apply for the services of a free attorney at the Law Office of the Public Defender. Often when a charge gets dismissed, it is dismissed "without prejudice" which means the prosecutor can refile it. This dismissal and refiling usually happens in one of two ways. First, the prosecutor must wait for more evidence before proceeding forward with the case such as a DUI case in which there is not breathalyzer result and the prosecutor must...
Brian Scott Winkler's answer Well, generally I would say no! However, the word "another agency" is a little ambiguous. If it means another law enforcement agency that made a pretext phone call, then maybe, because I have seen that happen. I have filed similar motions to quash and still based many times, on the serious nature of allegations of the statements, although it should be irrelevant, many judges will still allow in or a portion threreof!
Glenn B. Manishin's answer If he is an employee or officer of the company, you may have a civil claim for s x discrimination or sexual harassment. If not, there may be a crime involved, extortion being one of them, so make out a complaint to the applicable police dept.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer There is no short or quick answer on this one. There are a number of gambling laws out there with both the state and federal government. It would not be advisable to go forward until you sit down with an attorney who understands gaming and what the federal/state government would frown upon.
Glenn B. Manishin's answer If the sentencing judge was on a New Mexico district court, your appeal can only be taken to the N.M. Court of Appeals. Their "self-help" guide is at http://www.nmcourts.gov/Self-Help/self-help-guide.aspx, but I would strongly recommend hiring an appellate lawyer in New Mexico to represent you.
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