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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.

When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.

Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.

Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.

A criminal defense lawyer in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Edward Michael Gallegos

Edward Michael Gallegos
Gallegos Law Firm
PO Box 83
Lindrith, NM 87029
Edward Michael Gallegos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William A Short

William A Short
HC 75 Box 1243
Los Ojos, NM 87551
William A Short is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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NMBLS Certification in Criminal Trial Law - The New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorneys as certified trial specialists in criminal law if they've demonstrated a certain threshold of experience, knowledge and competence in this area.

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NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

NMCDLA works to assist and educate criminal defense attorneys and promotes fairness in the criminal justice system.

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