Nestled between Arizona and Texas, New Mexico finds itself on the
frontline of the national immigration debate. Although the number one
priority for many Americans is to secure our borders, we also need to
deal with the people who are already here. New Mexico laws cover all
aspects of any judicial issue whether it is brought before a criminal
or civil court.
You don't need to put a lawyer on retainer to get an understanding of
New Mexico law basics (although you really should consult an attorney
if you have been charged with a crime or some other legal issue). In
fact, if you do need to bring a lawyer into your life, it will save you
money to get as much information as possible before you contact them.
Lawyers charge by the hour and if you can skip over the basics of New
Mexico laws, then you'll be ahead of the game.
New Mexico Gun Laws
Even though there are many stories of the old west to be found in the
history of New Mexico, that doesn't mean gunslingers are still roaming
the streets. New Mexico gun laws provide the guidance for gun owners
and sellers to legally work within the boundaries of the law. One of
the restrictions of gun ownership is for convicted felons: they aren't
allowed to have guns.
Gun ownership is right but it is also a responsibility. You might have
had a gun passed down through the generations but are you legally
allowed to keep it in your home? Can you transport it in the backseat
of your car? Can you carry it into a public space? These and many other
firearm details are covered with the New Mexico gun laws.
New Mexico Criminal Laws
New Mexico felony laws clearly define the level of offense that needs
to be committed in order to be charged with a felony. They also detail
the amount of potential jail time and fines based on the different
classification of felony.
For less serious criminal offenses, a person can be charged with a
classification of misdemeanor in New Mexico. These also have their own
levels of punishments and fines that are handed out at the discretion
of the criminal court judges.
New Mexico DUI Laws
There are long stretches of New Mexico roads where a person can go for
hours without seeing any other drivers on the road. Sometimes, this
gives drivers the "confidence" to exceed the speed limit or try some
reckless stunts. It might also provide a venue for drunk drivers.
Fortunately, there are New Mexico DUI laws on the books that strive to
prevent drivers from getting out of control. For multiple DUI
convictions, the penalties and fines increase. There are also
restrictions with regard to license suspension and insurance riders
that are also covered in the New Mexico DUI laws.
New Mexico Divorce Laws
In some cultures, you can actually get a divorce by merely declaring "I
divorce you" three times. It's not quite that easy in America. However,
New Mexico divorce laws have been written to make the process as
streamlined as possible. Nobody wants a divorce to drag on. Knowing the
laws and grounds for divorce can help speed up the proceedings.
New Mexico Bankruptcy Laws
Bankruptcy shouldn't be looked at as an end but a chance at a new
beginning. New Mexico bankruptcy laws explain all the consequences of
filing for a bankruptcy and how it can help you get back on solid