Domestic Violence Attorney in Albuquerque

When you are facing domestic violence charges, there is a great deal at stake. You could lose your job, your parental rights and your freedom.

Protect your best interests after a domestic violence arrest with Patrick J. Martinez & Associates. Our domestic violence attorneys have the experience and knowledge to provide legal guidance and aggressive defense on your behalf.

Domestic Violence Laws in New Mexico

When abuse is committed against a household member, it is domestic violence. In New Mexico, household members can include anyone who has had a previous or current relationship with the offender that is familial or intimate.

The following behavior is grounds for a domestic violence charge:

  • There is bodily harm or severe emotional distress
  • Presence of bodily injury or assault
  • Threat that causes immediate fear of receiving physical injury
  • Criminal trespassing or criminal damage to property
  • Repeatedly driving by a residence or workplace
  • Telephone harassment and other forms of harassment
  • Threats of harm to children
  • Child abuse

Depending on the severity, domestic violence may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Penalties include jail time, fines, and prison time if it is a felony offense.

Repeat Domestic Violence Offenders

The domestic violence laws in New Mexico give each offender three chances before being guilty of a fourth degree felony. This is known as a three-strikes law. In order for this to be upheld, the victim must be a former or current spouse, co-parent of a child, or in a continuing relationship with the defendant.

You Are Innocent, We Believe You

There is no reason to accept a plea deal if you are innocent of breaking domestic violence laws. That is why our attorneys prepare each and every case for court, performing a thorough independent investigation of the events in question and providing legal support every step of the way.

In a court of law, every defendant is innocent until proven guilty. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates believes in your innocence and will do everything possible to prove your innocence.

Contact a Domestic Violence Attorney

If criminal allegations of domestic violence have been brought against you, you need to speak to an attorney who can provide immediate assistance. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates is available at all times, providing his personal cell phone number to his clients and providing FREE consultations. Contact us today to discuss your unique situation in confidence.

Call an experienced domestic violence attorney to discuss your legal options today.
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