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Stephen D Aarons

Santa Fe Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 16
  1. What can I do about being told I have to pay restitution after 6 months into my 1 year probation sentence.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Kathryn Mary Holton
    2 lawyer answers

    If you do not agree on the amount of restitution as determined belatedly by your new probation officer, your attorney needs to file a motion in court and have the judge decide what's fair

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  2. I am 16 years of age I don't live with either of my parents, I would like to know what I need to do in order to get emancipated

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Sandra Eileen Nemeth
    2 lawyer answers

    Gosh its so difficult to make ends meet when you are under age. Sounds like the best plan is to stay with your grandfather, and you and your boyfriend can manage to get through school until age 18 when you can rent a place in Los Lunas, one of you get a job and the other finish up school or trade or land a job. Its not that far until age 18. Use this time as minor to sharpen your tools so you can hit age 18 running.

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  3. What are the statute of limitations for an issued warrant while incarcerated?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Carolina Martin Ramos
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    There are speedy trial rights even for probation violation matters. His public defender or private lawyer should be able to address this delay and complain to the court.

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  4. Can you be kept in jail in NM if, after serving oa violation of probation at your release you notify them that you are homeless

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Mollie Christine Mcgraw
    2 lawyer answers

    Usually in Santa Fe they deal with homeless people and release them so long as he figures out a way to show up for his probation appointments and any random Urinalyses. In some other NM towns they make you finish your term of probation inside the jail because there is literally no way to complete probation without a home and a phone and a vehicle.

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  5. Do I need a felony conviction, to enter prison? Only FELONS GO to prison, correct? Does anyone see a pot of gold at the end?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3 lawyer answers

    Duplicate question. See 60-day diagnostic

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  6. Can I enter the military if my felony was discharged.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Jocelyn C Stewart
    3. Cheryl L Van Ackeren
    4. Kelvin P. Green
    4 lawyer answers

    No. The federal government bars you from bearing firearms even though New Mexico does not consider your NM conditional discharge to be a felony. During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts the Army did a few felony waivers for sex offenses primarily for statutory rape, but now the military is drastically cutting back and zero felony waivers for many years. You could try the NM National Guard but I doubt even there.

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  7. Can my Stepson's Honorable discharge be changed if the orders are already set in stone?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Gerald Richard Healy
    3. William Emil Cassara
    4. Wojciech Zbigniew Kornacki
    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5 lawyer answers

    I suspect your son-in-law has not given you complete information about what happened. Your version would only have been a medical discharge. Left out is his misconduct and written consent to OTH. Only he knows the full story and only he can consult with someone who does military law if his due process rights were violated.

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  8. Can a bank account beneficiary be named in a will if the account holder never named one when opening the account?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Mitchell Mekdsy
    2. Stephen D Aarons
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreed. It is part of estate.

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  9. What is the probability that I will go to jail even though this is my first offense, and first time ever getting in trouble?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Margaret Strickland
    2 lawyer answers

    A lot of first offenders avoid prison at your young age. However there are two factors that are working against you. First, Roswell judges are quick to send people to jail. It's the conservative mentality do the crime do the time. The second would work against you no matter where you lived and that the nature of your offense. You will be treated as a sex offender and even a child pedophile. Judges flush pedophiles down the toilet. If you avoid prison where others don't it will be because...

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  10. If the subpoena is not served can it be considered in contempt of court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    Good news bad news. The good news is that, unless you are served the court can't hold you in contempt of court for failure to appear. The bad news if you continue to duck the subpoena and try to leave, the prosecuting attorney could ask the judge to have you arrested and held in detention until trial as a material witness. I understand it is traumatic when asked to recall the events, but isn't it your civic duty to cooperate, testify truthfully and help the jury understand what really...

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