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A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter that alleges someone negligently caused the death of another. The primary objective is to obtain compensation for heirs through the estate’s personal representative. Compensation includes burial or cremation costs, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and lost future earnings. Money will never undo the loss of a family member. However, it will help ...

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Frequently, my office receives inquiries from New Mexico residents and out-of-state visitors who believe they can get their driver’s licenses reinstated after the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) License Revocation Hearing period expires. Let me save you a ton of time and headache with this article. While you do not automatically lose your driving privileges, the officer who arrested you will ...

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After an accident that causes you bodily harm or your loved one’s fatality, it is reasonable to wonder if you have an actionable personal injury lawsuit in New Mexico. You have grounds to file a case if you were negligently injured and the insurance company refuses to pay you the benefits you legally deserve for your losses.

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Communication is the cornerstone of an attorney-client relationship. Without it, you may not have adequate information about your case. While busy lawyers have significant time commitments, you should always feel like you are aware of what is happening at every critical point.

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Resolving a personal injury case can take anywhere between a few months to several years, depending upon the facts of your case. There is no straightforward timeline that a New Mexico personal injury lawyer can project without investigating your accident and engaging in the settlement negotiation process first.

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New Mexico DWI/DUI charges are serious, even for a first-time offense. However, it does not necessarily equal an automatic loss of your license, but it can in many cases. If you are charged you will also face two (2) separate proceedings. The criminal courts will process your DWI/DUI criminal charges. A conviction for a DWI/DUI in the criminal court will ...

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Who Can File a New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Act lets surviving family members obtain a monetary award for the passing of their relative due to another person’s negligent actions. New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Act specifies how a wrongful death claim can be initiated and who may benefit from any monetary recovery.

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There is a wide range of sentencing guidelines that apply to drug trafficking charges in New Mexico. Although not in every case, sentences are rendered by the jurisdiction, schedule classification, location, parties involved and quantity. In New Mexico State Court, drug trafficking is a second-degree felony in New Mexico and carries a maximum penalty of up to nine years in ...

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Attorney Client Privilege

Attorney-client privilege is a widely misunderstood doctrine. Perhaps, we have collectively watched too many Saul Goodman-types on Netflix advising clients as to how they can evade legal burdens by using surreptitious techniques. While that provides for incredible television, it does not paint a favorable picture of the legal community, nor does it reflect the attitude of any reputable lawyer.

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