Roosevelt County NM District Attorney Office

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Roosevelt County District Attorney 205 South Main Avenue Portales NM 88130 575-356-4434


About Roosevelt County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Roosevelt County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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