Union County NM District Attorney Office

Find Union 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.

Union County District Attorney PO Box 642 Clayton NM 88415 575-374-2569

About Union County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Union County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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