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
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.