Theft is the stealing of anything of value from another person. The legal term for theft in New Mexico is Larceny. Larceny can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the item in question. The consequences of a conviction may include prison.
A lawyer will make sure that the Police and District Attorney have followed the strict rules, laws, and regulations that apply to every criminal case, and get both sides of the story. We can question whether the arrest was constitutional, and interview the alleged victim. Did the officer have a warrant? Was I read my rights? Did I consent to be searched? Was this an accident? Can we suppress the evidence? These questions and many more should be evaluated in every case. Please call Aaron J. Boland for a free consultation.