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
In New Hampshire, a defendant convicted of a felony can face a minimum term, an extended maximum term, and a disciplinary period if sentenced to prison.
In Michigan, felonies are serious crimes that are punishable by more than one year in prison. Michigan law categorizes felonies into nine classes
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.
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.)
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.
In Oklahoma, assault and battery are two separate crimes that can be charged individually or together.
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.
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.
Is failure to appear for court a crime in New Mexico?
Even years after a criminal conviction, a criminal record can interfere with your ability to obtain employment, housing, and professional licenses. Is it possible to clear a criminal record after an arrest or conviction?