If you have been charged with a crime, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an experienced attorney to protect your rights and freedom. It is also important to find an attorney who understands the local laws and legal climate. If the charges you face were brought up on the greater Albuquerque, NM area, seek the help of the local attorneys at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates.
What Does It Mean to Be a Local Attorney?
To represent you at criminal proceedings in New Mexico, an attorney must be licensed to practice in New Mexico. However, being a member of the New Mexico State Bar is not enough to make an attorney a “local” attorney. Some lawyers may be licensed to practice in a number of states, and that introduces the possibility of lawyers being less familiar with New Mexico laws and statutes than those in other states.
When your freedom is at stake, you need an attorney with expertise in New Mexico law. The criminal defense attorneys at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates are local attorneys. For more than 20 years, the focus of our New Mexico practice is in the areas of drunk driving, assault and battery, domestic violence and other criminal charges. We are familiar with statutes, case law and local political initiatives that influence these types of cases.
Our Local Practice throughout New Mexico
Although Patrick J. Martinez & Associates is local to Albuquerque, we practice throughout the state, including:
- Bernalillo County
- Sandoval County
- Valencia County
- San Juan County
- Torrance County
We takes cases at the magistrate and district court levels.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a local criminal defense attorney.