Criminal Defense

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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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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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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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Good people are arrested every day. The vast majority make mistakes during the arrest or while in custody, which can cause the situation to become even worse. An arrestee’s actions are understandable. It is a terrifying time wrought with intense emotions. Ironically, cooler heads prevail in this situation, even though the criminal justice system does not support or facilitate that ...

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Many issues need to be argued and established in a criminal defense case. Some cases are defended by the concrete facts alone, while others hinge upon the fact that law enforcement did not follow protocol. Most other cases fall somewhere in between. Both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers in New Mexico will use expert witnesses to argue these gray areas.

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Marc Grano - Personal Injury & Criminal Law Attorney in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Changes have been made across the world, the country and across the state because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Changes have also come to New Mexico’s State Court System. To comply with the evolving public health emergency and ensure that courts remain open to provide essential services and maintain the rule of law in a safe environment for ...

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Scales of Justice

The preliminary hearing in the criminal case against former Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron is scheduled for April 6. In addition to this hearing, there may be several pretrial hearings, depending on the legal motions filed by prosecutors and her attorneys. Gurule-Giron faces six felony charges related to abuse of power, bid-rigging, and giving and receiving bribes while mayor.

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Criminals Waiting for Court Ruling

Federal law enforcement could arrest anyone, even those working for other law enforcement agencies. The same standards apply whether the suspect is an officer of the law or not. Probable cause is needed before an arrest can be made and the person is innocent until proven guilty. If you’re facing an investigation by a federal agency or are under arrest, ...

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