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Margaret Strickland

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  • I recently used mushrooms a full twenty four hours before I checked in to probation. Will it show up on a U.A.?

    It was a one time use but I am nervous nonetheless.

    Margaret’s Answer

    Probably not. Most tests like this don't screen for mushrooms.

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  • Charged with residential burglary. first time felony.army vet. was over medicated by va.no record.can i get probation in nm?

    i was having blackouts due to over medication by va. spent 7 days in mental health hospital. dont remember what i did. have a clean record and i am an army vet. im nervous about facing time in jail. what are the chancesmy case will be dropped or g...

    Margaret’s Answer

    It's hard to give a complete answer without more facts. Based on what you have said, I think you have a relatively good chance of avoiding prison time.

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  • I need a lawyer who can represent me in court on Monday, Dec.1, in Albuquerque Metro Court. I can't get to Alb. For appearance.

    I took my daughters to Albuquerque in early Nov. I borrowed a car to get there as mine was barely driveable. I was cited for no registration, no insurance and driving on a suspended license. I didnt know my license was suspended. I did know I had ...

    Margaret’s Answer

    Have you contacted the albuquerque piblic defenders office?

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  • My ex husband of 5 years comes on my property almost daily.

    Even though I've posted no trespassing signs, my ex waltzes through my garage and into our 19 yo sons room. He finished child support payments when our son graduated high school, but still owes for half of his medical bills, which I will sue for w...

    Margaret’s Answer

    Tell him he cannot come on your property without permission, and call the police next time he does.

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  • It is a month since I got arreigned in magestrate court, the judge entered a No Plea and told me to go get a public defender

    I went to get a public defender a week after my arreigment in magistrate court and I had no court paperwork there what do i do? It has been a month also and I still have not got no paperwork for court or anything I have called the courts and they ...

    Margaret’s Answer

    That sounds really frustrating. Keep notes of the names of everyone you speak to at court and the public defenders office.

    I would call the public defenders office again and tell them what the court said.

    You should be able to look up your case at www.nmcourts.gov and get the case number to give to the public defenders office.

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  • Its been 18 days since i was arriegained in court I went to get a public defender and there was no paperwork on my arreigment

    I was arreigned 18 days ago the judge gave me a no plea and i went for a public defender but my court paperwork was not there what do I do. I still havent gotten paperwork on any up coming courts and no paperwork from my arriegment

    Margaret’s Answer

    Call the court and ask them what to do. Then follow up with the Public Defender's office.

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  • What is a presentment Hearing in District Court after a mistrial has taken place?

    My boyfriend just had a jury trial for aggravated fleeing charges which resulted in a mistrial, now a presentment hearing has been scheduled.

    Margaret’s Answer

    It's a hearing the court holds when the defense lawyer and prosecutor cannot agree to the language on a court order. It almost never means anything bad for the accused. Good luck!

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  • Am I getting to serve time or just a payment plan?

    I worked at bealls store and i got caught stealing clothes a total of $12000 I got a paper saying I got a civil demand.. but while I waiting for the police to arrive I left but im going tomorrow to talk to a detective. Im in the state of New Mexico.

    Margaret’s Answer

    I highly doubt you are going to get a payment plan. Stealing that much is a felony, and you are likely to be charged with a felony. Don't make a statement. Ask for a lawyer.

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  • I have a misdemeanor charged filed against me on Friday the 7th 2014. It is a minor offense and I am interested in dismissal

    I believe that I have strong and significant mitigating circumstances to have the case dismissed. I have to appear before the judge at 7 a.m. tomorrow

    Margaret’s Answer

    Mitigating circumstances don't equal dismissal. Do not assume because you have a compelling issue in the case that you can simply explain that to the judge and he or she will then dismiss the case.

    If you need to get this case dismissed, then you should either hire a lawyer or request the judge appoint a public defender to help you.

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  • Can I have my background clear ?

    I would like to have a expungement to clear my background I have a domestic violence in my record me n my brother had a fight in 2009 n this happen in New Jersey now I live in las cruces nm how can we fix this

    Margaret’s Answer

    You should post this question for New Jersey criminal defense attorneys to answer. Most New Mexico attorneys are not familiar with New Jersey law.

    Good luck!

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