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Términos de Libertad Condicional Sujetos a Aplicación Abusiva y Potencialmente Racista

Términos de Libertad Condicional Orientados Hacia el Fracaso Cuando se habla de la injusticia del sistema de justicia penal, uno de los primeros lugares a observar es la libertad condicional. La mayoría de los términos de la libertad condicional son discrecionales por parte del oficial de libertad condicional. Esto significa que el oficial de libertad…

Terms of Probation and Parole Geared Toward Failure

When talking about the injustice of the criminal justice system, one of the first places to look is the prisons. To address prisons, one way to approach is through probation and parole which seems more geared toward filling prison beds than rehabilitation. This is in fact no different than prisons themselves and the New Mexico…

Expungement of Criminal Records Now Possible in New Mexico

Following the last legislative session, it is now possible to have your criminal record expunged in limited situations. Not all criminal charges and/or convictions may be expunged. However, there are several high volume victimless crimes that may be expunged from your record. These convictions historically have weighed most heavily on minorities and the poor. The…

Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel

The incidence of domestic violence in the military has been so high that the Department of Defense has made special and concerted efforts to address this problem over the span of years. Rates of domestic violence are far higher among military families than among members of the general population. PTSD Common Element in Military Domestic…

Early DWI Case Deadlines and Consequences for Missing Them

To get started, you should understand that there are many important deadlines that will come up during your DWI case. Many of these will come up during the DWI criminal process. Your attorney will handle these deadlines. The deadlines that you really need to be aware of are the deadlines that may come and go…

Breath Test Admissability Requirements in New Mexico

There are fairly basic requirements for admission of the breath alcohol score into evidence at trial.  However, these basic rules are on occasion violated by the officer. In case of violation of the rules, the breath test score will not be allowed in court.  This does not necessarily mean the case is dismissed which will…

Highway Peril: Beware of Civil Asset Seizure

Travel comes with a few risks.  Most of these are well known and relate to safety.  Most travelers routinely prepare of these prior to any extended trip. Aside from the normal precautions that you may need to take when going on a road trip, consider also taking precautions for a less widely known hazard of road trip…

DWI During the Holidays – It’s Not Worth It!

The holiday season comes with a lot of celebration.  Much of it includes alcohol. It also includes bouncing from one get together to the next, whether it be with friends, family, work or business associates. This means there are numerous temptations to drive after having consumed alcohol.   It goes without saying that this is bad…

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