District Attorney Offices in Mora County, New Mexico

Find Mora 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.

Mora County District Attorney PO Box 554 Mora, NM

About Mora County District Attorney

The Mora County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Mora County, NM. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Mora County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Mora 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 Mora County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Mora County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Mora County, the District Attorney, along with the Mora 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 Mora 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.