State Criminal Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, New Mexico

When it comes to criminal prosecution by the state of New Mexico, anything from petty crime to a serious felony can land you in state criminal court. If you are facing criminal charges in any area, from domestic violence, sex offenses, violent felonies, murder, child abuse to a DWI, I can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and review the facts of YOUR case, so you get the defense you deserve.

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What Do I Do if I’m Facing Criminal Charges in New Mexico?

If you are facing criminal charges in New Mexico, it means that you have been arrested, a court complaint has been filed against you, or a grand jury has delivered an indictment against you. There must be probable cause to believe you have committed a crime, and there should be evidence to support these charges.

If you believe that you are the subject of a criminal investigation, I may be able to begin representing you immediately. Once retained, I will immediately notify law enforcement and the district attorney’s office that I represent you. I will assert your rights on your behalf and notify them that they may not contact you for purposes of the investigation unless they go through me.

As your criminal defense lawyer, I can provide evidence and arguments against these initial steps, which lead to arrest. In many cases, if charges are filed, I can arrange for an appearance before the court in lieu of my client being arrested and going to jail in order to appear before the judge.

What Are the Possible Penalties?

Criminal courts have the power to levy a variety of penalties if you are found guilty of a crime. These can include fines, jail time, community service, restitution, counseling and drug rehabilitation, probation, electronic monitoring, and revocation of driver’s licenses.

What Are My Next Steps?

If the complaint against you has already been filed and you’ve been arrested, you will need to appear at an arraignment or first appearance. Here, the judge will advise you of your charges, minimum and maximum penalties, advise you of your constitutional rights, set bail and/or impose conditions of release.

As your attorney, I can argue for a release without the posting of the bond and for the fairest conditions of release. I will also enter a not guilty plea on your behalf and/or deny the allegations on your behalf depending on whether the charges are misdemeanors or felonies.

We will obtain discovery from the prosecution, review the discovery, begin a defense investigation, and prepare a defense as we continue to assess your case.Gavel Resting

How Will You Defend Me?

Starting with your arrest and the law enforcement officers involved, all the way to the prosecutor and judge in your trial. I understand the nuances of the courts in our community. You need a defense attorney who has worked on cases with charges similar to your own.

While I will aggressively defend you, I also won’t miss important details and facts in your case. Instead, I will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your charges, your arrest, and any subsequent factors that may lead to the dismissal of charges or a not guilty verdict.

I will interview witnesses, get information from the prosecutor’s office, and thoroughly investigate the minutia of your case. I will also file motions to suppress prejudicial evidence and other items that could unfairly sway a jury against you.

I use my years of expertise as a criminal defense attorney to advise you on the best course of action for your circumstances.

Contact Grano Law Office, P.C. Today

You have a right to a fair trial, and you deserve to have an attorney who is invested in fighting for your rights and acquittal. Call Grano Law Office, P.C. today, so we can discuss your case and begin a strategy for your defense against criminal charges.