Make The Right First Move After A Criminal Arrest
If you have been charged with a crime in New Mexico, it is important to begin building a strong defense as soon as possible. The actions you take at the very outset will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
One of the most important things you can do is to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer. For many people facing criminal charges in Albuquerque, their first move was to call the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, and they were glad they did.
Handling All Types Of Criminal Cases
Our lawyers have significant experience handling misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in New Mexico courts. We can defend you against any type of charge, including:
We can provide you with representation at any stage of the legal process. No matter how serious the charges or complex the issues, our law firm is prepared to handle your case.
Felony Criminal Law
If you have been charged with a felony criminal offense, you face a different set of circumstances that those facing state charges. The rules and procedures of federal court are different. The sentencing guidelines leave less room for discretion on the part of judges. Our attorneys are familiar with these nuances and are prepared to defend clients against any federal charge in New Mexico, including federal drug, sex, white collar and violent criminal charge.
It is possible to have some criminal charges expunged, provided you have served your probation and your offense did not require you to serve state prison time. Generally, the offenses that can be expunged are minor and victimless crimes. If a mark on your criminal record is holding you back from opportunities, talk to one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to learn if we can help you seek an expungement and help you move on with your life.
Talk To Your Own Attorney First
Before talking to prosecutors, talk to a criminal defense lawyer who has your own interests in mind. This is especially important if you are considering accepting a plea bargain. Even if it sounds like a good deal now, you could be sacrificing important rights. Our attorneys can help you understand the true strength of the case against you, so you can make the right decisions going forward.
We’re Here For You
Even if it seems like no one is on your side, we are. To arrange a free legal consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney in Albuquerque, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 505-445-7097.