San Miguel County NM District Attorney Office

Find San Miguel 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.

San Miguel County District Attorney PO Box 2025 Las Vegas NM 87701 505-425-6746

About San Miguel County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

San Miguel County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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