Worthless Checks

Worthless Checks Are A Crime: Under state law, anyone passing a bad checks in the amount of $25.00 or higher may be prosecuted as a 4th degree felony. The law allows for a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine of $1,000.   The Bad Check Restitution Program: Millions of dollars are […]

Truancy

New Mexico Truancy Law New Mexico requires parents to send children to school. A history of unexcused absences will result in criminal charges. New Mexico law requires that a parent or guardian must ensure that their minor child between the age of six (6) and seventeen (17) is in school the full time school is […]

Telemarketing Fraud

About Telemarketing Fraud It can be difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate business that uses the telephone for marketing purposes and fraudulent telemarketers who scam their victims out of their identity, money and time. It is important to understand the warning signs of fraudulent telemarketers to avoid becoming a victim of this crime. […]

Stalking

What is Stalking? According to New Mexico law stalking is the intentional pursuit of a pattern of conduct (defined as at least two or more acts in which the accused stalker “by any action, method, device or mean, directly, indirectly or through third parties, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens or communicates to or about a […]

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Sexual assault can take many forms such as: rape or attempted rape or any unwanted sexual contact. Typically, sexual assault occurs when, without the person’s consent, someone touches their body in a sexual way. The types of sexual acts that would be considered sexual assault include: forced sexual intercourse (rape), sodomy, child molestation, […]

Scam Awareness

Common Scams: Phishing is the criminal fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by claiming to be a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as: e-mail, instant messaging or a social networking site. Communications typically claim to be from popular social web sites, online payment […]

Property Crime Prevention

Vandalism Prevention Tips An empty campus can be a temptation for both mischievous kids and adults. The warm summer months allow for late outside activities and often the neighborhood children are finding themselves on school campuses looking for something to do. What can you do to protect your campus form vandalism? Here are a few […]

Meth

What is Meth? Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant of the amphetamine family. The affects on chemicals in the brain and nerves contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Meth can be injected, smoked, snorted or taken orally. Street names include: speed, meth, crank, crystal meth, ice and glass. Effects of Meth: Physical Extreme weight […]

A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

Message from District Attorney As a teacher, coach and administrator my most important lesson was that it is easier to change children’s behavior than adults. As such, we must work together as a community to protect and educate our children on abuse that flows from technology. Lemuel L. Martinez, District Attorney Stay Informed, Stay Connected […]

Identity Theft

What Is Identity Theft? The occurrence of someone using another’s personally identifying information such as: social security number, credit card number or bank account, without the person’s permission in order to commit fraud or other crimes. How Does ID Theft Occur? Despite your efforts to keep your private information secure thieves have a variety of […]