What are Civil Rights?
Under U.S. and New Mexico law, you have the right to be treated the same as anyone else. This means no one has the right to discriminate against you based on your race, gender, religion, disability… Continue reading
In 2016, the New Mexico Legislature passed a constitutional amendment giving judges new authority to deny release to proven dangerous or high-risk defendants—even if such defendants can pay to buy a bail bond. Judges were also given the authority to… Continue reading
If you, a friend or a loved one has been accused of a “white collar crime,” you might be wondering what that term means and how serious the charges are. First given this name by Sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939,… Continue reading
Your rights are protected by the U.S. and New Mexico State Constitutions
Several of the Amendments to the United States (U.S.) Constitution protect us from governmental abuse of power, namely the 4th, 5th, 6th,… Continue reading
Are you being accused of a crime? Being convicted can permanently alter your life. A conviction can mean long prison sentences, incarceration, probation, deportation, steep fines and, most importantly, a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of… Continue reading
When you are arrested and charged with aggravated assault or aggravated battery in New Mexico, you could face severe, life-altering consequences if convicted. It is important to understand the differences between these two charges as well as the penalties you… Continue reading