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What’s the Difference Between a Public Defender and a Private Attorney?

If you find yourself in a tough legal situation, then you will need a lawyer. Not having a lawyer is unacceptable. Pleading guilty is unacceptable. Surrendering without a fight is not an option. You need a lawyer who will represent you to the best of his or her ability. A lawyer can save you money […]

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New Mexico Semi-trailer Truck Crash FAQ – Most Frequent Questions Answered

1. When I’m involved in a crash with a semi-trailer truck in Gallup or McKinley County, how can I ensure that my legal rights are still protected? In the immediate aftermath of the crash, a police report needs to be filed and your account of the accident needs to be provided. Soon after this takes […]

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What are the consequences of refusing a DWI breath test in New Mexico, and what are the consequences of not hiring a private attorney?

If you have been pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you might be asked to take a breath test to verify whether you are impaired and to determine the level of blood alcohol in your system. Should you refuse? What are the legal consequences of declining a breathalyzer test in New Mexico? There are […]

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If You Have Been Arrested for DWI You Have 10 Days From Your Arrest To Demand License Revocation Hearing

If you are arrested by a New Mexico police officer under suspicion of committing a DWI, your driver’s license will be confiscated at the scene by the police if your breath score is at or above the legal limit, or if you have refused to take the breath/blood test. The state MVD then attempts to revoke your […]

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Question: What does “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” mean for a New Mexico DWI investigation?

Question: What does “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” mean in a DWI investigation? And what’s the big deal if I admit to having only drank “a couple” of beers? Before a New Mexico police officer can make contact with a person and conduct a DWI investigation, it is required that the police have “reasonable suspicion.” […]

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