Founded in 2014, serving New Mexico

Some New Mexico criminal defense lawyers take a wait-and-see approach. They stall until the first court date, or until they receive the police reports, before investigating and working up your case.

By contrast, we believe there's no time to waste. The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a "head start" towards defeating the charges.

Make no mistake. Cops concern themselves mainly with aiding the prosecution and building up a case against you. They should not be relied upon to gather favorable evidence that helps exonerate their suspect. They are not on your side.

Our private defense investigators job is to find the evidence that will benefit you. We assign them to re-interview and locate witnesses, to canvass neighborhoods, to obtain surveillance tapes, to do background checks on key prosecution witnesses, and to locate evidence to corroborate our client's version of the events.

Every county and every courthouse has its own way of doing things. The criminal court process in Bernalillo County, for example, differs significantly from the process in Sandoval County. But even within Bernalillo County, the procedures at the central courthouse vary considerably from Santa Fe County.

We assign each of our Albuquerque criminal defense attorneys to a specific set of courthouses. By working day in and day out in the same places, we develop trusting relationships with judges, prosecutors, probation officers and court staff. Moreover, we know how things work in particular courtrooms, and with particular prosecuting agencies. We've learned whom to talk to, who has discretion, and the most effective ways to get the job done.