If you have been charged with armed robbery in New Mexico, you need experienced criminal defense counsel. Armed robbery is a second-degree felony that will lead to a prison sentence if you are convicted. Fortunately, the state must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are several defenses that may apply to your case. However, it’s critical that you consult with an experienced New Mexico criminal defense attorney quickly to protect your rights. New Mexico law defines robbery as follows: "[T]he theft of anything of value from the person of another or from the immediate control of another, by use or threatened use of force or violence."
A common question our lawyers receive is the extent to which one spouse is responsible for the debts of the other after the spouses separate. This can be a significant issue when an angry or irresponsible spouse racks up debt either to spite the other spouse or in spite of the other spouse’s interest. Generally speaking, courts divide the debts of the parties similarly to the way they divide assets. First, they identify the debts, then they classify the debts as either separate or marital. Lastly, they divide the debt. The far majority of debts are considered marital debt for which both parties are responsible.
We frequently receive calls asking about how to get an annulment in New Mexico. There are two types of annulments: religious annulments and civil annulments. The two are very different in both how they occur and in their effect on the couple. A religious annulment is granted by a church. For example, the Catholic Church can declare a marriage annulled, or invalid, on grounds established by the Church.
Being charged with stalking can be very intimidating. Fortunately, New Mexico law contains very specific elements that must be proven by the state to obtain a conviction. Also, the New Mexico statute includes two different levels of stalking, one more serious than the other. In a criminal case, the state prosecutor must prove all elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.