Colfax County NM District Attorney Office

Find Colfax County, New Mexico district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Colfax County District Attorney 440 Hereford Avenue Raton NM 87740 575-445-5516

About Colfax County District Attorney

The Colfax County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Colfax County, NM. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Colfax County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Colfax County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Colfax County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Colfax County public criminal records
  • Colfax County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Colfax County, NM
  • Grand jury proceedings
Colfax County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Colfax County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Colfax County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Colfax County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Colfax County, New Mexico. The evidence provided by the Colfax County Police Department, Colfax County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Colfax County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Colfax County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Colfax County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Colfax County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Colfax County, the District Attorney, along with the Colfax County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking New Mexico law, the Office of the Colfax County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level NM Court.