Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections

Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal.

Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor of the government. As it is, fair treatment for criminal defendants often depends as much upon the skill of their defense attorney as it does the substantive protections contained in the law.

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Police: Payments mishandled

A former employee at an Albuquerque law firm is facing embezzlement allegations after clients complained that they weren't being credited with thousands of dollars in payments they made over the course of several months in 2013, according to Albuquerque police.

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