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Not a first go around for man facing criminal charges

New Mexico police recently placed a local middle school on lockdown. The reason for the security measure had to do with a nearby apartment complex. There was a vehicle in the parking lot of the building that had been reported stolen the night before. Police ultimately took a man into custody. He is now facing criminal charges.

Police say the vehicle was taken during an armed carjacking. For reasons not known to the public, they believed that a 31-year-old man at the apartment complex was the individual who had stolen the vehicle. After locking down the nearby school, police arrested the man, who cooperated with them without incident.

The man who is facing criminal charges has been arrested in the past

The accused individual has a record that includes numerous crimes, such as felony possession of a firearm and armed robbery. As a result of the recent arrest, transferring or receiving stolen property has been added to the list of criminal charges he has faced. The investigation of the carjacking remains ongoing. Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean a conviction will be handed down in court.

There have been many cases in New Mexico where indictment does not occur due to lack of evidence. Many people facing criminal charges have also been able to walk away free when prosecutors failed to convince a judge or jury that they were guilty of a crime. The penalties for crimes like armed carjacking are severe, which is why it is always best to seek support from a criminal defense attorney who can help achieve the best possible outcome in court.