Bernalillo County, New Mexico Criminal Lawyers
When Your Future is at Risk, You Need an Aggressive, Experienced Defense.
Bernalillo County, NM Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
- (505) 792-4048
- Free Consultation
When you need a lawyer, you want someone who’s smart, aggressive, and experienced, with a proven history of success; an attorney you can trust who's committed to getting you the results you need. We’d like to put our extensive legal experience to work for you.
Strict deadlines apply to your case. Don't wait until it's too late.
Call us at (505) 888-5200
Practice Areas: Divorce, Custody & Family Law; Aggressive Criminal Defense; Business Disputes & Civil Lawsuits; Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
Ms. Torraco defends the innocent and seeks second chances for the guilty. "There is no higher calling than to represent an innocent person."
Published Cases: State v. Castillo, 2012 NMCA 116; State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs....
Christin was a state public defender for three years (2003-2006) snd has had her own private practice since 2006. She had a CJA appointment for about 4...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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