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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for New Mexico on
Q: Can you get both a bench and jury trial in a case or is it one or the other?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 24, 2024

In most legal systems, you generally have to choose between a bench trial or a jury trial for a given case. A bench trial is where the judge alone hears the case and makes the decision, while a jury trial involves a group of peers who listen to the evidence and determine the verdict.

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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

James L. Arrasmith
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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 Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Libel & Slander for New Mexico on
Q: A standing custody court order, motions and responses filed last fall, Judge recused herself. Status Conference3/3/23

There are a few odd things that have happened including motions filed last sept. Why did judge recuse? She literally added a line and stated "for good reasons". Respondent had atty's but they have recently withdrawn due to difficulties between client and themselves. Now a hearing... View More

Gary William Boyle
Gary William Boyle
answered on Feb 28, 2023

Generally, a statis conference is just what it sounds like. The new judge likely wants to find out what is happening in the case and which of the prior filings still need to be resolved. The new judge might also want to actually schedule additional hearings. A status conference is usually... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Mexico on
Q: I was a accused of as sex offender and I never knew I was registered without my knowledge Or told .

I was found not guilty by jury. In the past five years I believe. I've probably gone through numerous background checks I don't know why I didn't get the jobs and for some reason today 9/15/20 I ran a sex offender check and my address the name is a little different but same family .... View More

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons
answered on Oct 9, 2020

You can get your record expunged from the district court in the county where this happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for New Mexico on
Q: I have a man who has threatened to email my boss in hopes of getting me fired on top of saying suggestive content

Is this extortion? I need legal questions answered before I pursue any actions

Glenn B. Manishin
Glenn B. Manishin
answered on Apr 23, 2017

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.

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