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Q: Before entering a courtroom a family member on the plaintiffs side made a finger gun gesture is that intimidation?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

You should report this to your attorney

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Q: What is a reasonable plea deal for a first time offender of 30-3-15 battery against a household member
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Nov 30, 2017

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... Read more »

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Q: My gf was arrested for battery and domestic i didnt press charges how long will she be in county
Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Sep 27, 2017

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... Read more »

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