Lauren Baldwin

Contributing Author

Lauren Baldwin has been licensed as an attorney in New Mexico for twenty years. She has extensive experience as a litigator and appellate practitioner in criminal and family law (including adoptions). She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Articles By Lauren Baldwin

Assault in the Fourth Degree in Oregon
Oregon recognizes four levels – or degrees – of assault. Assault in the fourth degree is the least serious assault offense under Oregon law.
Are Downloadable Plans for 3D Printed Guns Legal?
Although no federal or state law specifically outlaws the possession or manufacture of 3D printed firearms, the government has taken steps to block distribution of their digital files.
How to Handle a Bench Warrant or Failure to Appear in Texas
What should you do if you fail to appear for court or learn a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest?
Michigan Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences
In Michigan, felonies are serious crimes that are punishable by more than one year in prison. Michigan law categorizes felonies into nine classes
Falsely Accused of a Crime
The last thing anyone wants to face is being wrongly accused of a crime but, unfortunately, it can happen. Learn what to do and what not to do if you've been falsely accused of a crime.
Oklahoma Criminal Domestic Violence Laws
If a defendant commits the crime of domestic abuse and the prosecution can prove he has a “prior pattern of physical abuse,” the crime will be a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison or a fine up to $5,000, or both. (Okla.Stat. Ann. Tit. 21, §644.1.)
Sex Offense Appeals
If you are convicted of a crime, including a sex crime, you may want to appeal the verdict. During the appeals process, the convicted person asks an appellate court to review and overturn the judge or jury’s decision or sentence.
Oklahoma Assault and Battery Laws
In Oklahoma, assault and battery are two separate crimes that can be charged individually or together.
How to Handle a Bench Warrant or Failure to Appear in Arizona
Failure to appear in a court is a crime in Arizona, and can expose you to penalties that are more serious than those associated with the underlying charge.
How to Handle a Bench Warrant or Failure to Appear in New York
Failing to appear for a court date can be used by the prosecutor as evidence of your guilt on the underlying charge. Don't risk this potentially devastating argument.