Albuquerque Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Lawyer

NM Misdemeanor Sentencing

Because misdemeanor charges are generally not considered to be as serious as criminal felony charges, many underestimate the severity of misdemeanor penalties and the consequences a conviction may have on their life. A misdemeanor conviction could carry the following maximum penalties:

  • Petty (Minor) Misdemeanors: 6 months in jail, $500 in fines, 6 months probation, a damaged permanent record, community service and extensive counseling
  • Full (Major) Misdemeanors: Up to 1 year in jail, $1000 in fines, probation for up to 1 year, a damaged permanent record, community service and extensive counselingmisdemeanor criminal defense

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor offense,
call 505.247.2417 to speak with an
experienced criminal defense attorney today!

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorney

I am a member of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and am committed to fighting for the rights of the accused. I will see your case through to resolution and will help you make the best decisions throughout the entire trial process. In addition to representing those facing drug, domestic violence and DWI charges, I defend clients facing the following charges as well:

The penalties you face, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor vary depending on the severity of your crime and the number of times you have committed it.

My name is Angela Arellanes. I am an Albuquerque criminal defense attorney with over 25 years of experience if providing committed legal representation to those facing misdemeanor charges. The most common cases I deal with include the following misdemeanor offenses:

Experienced ABQ DWI Misdemeanor Offense Attorney

If convicted of DWI misdemeanor charges, you may be required to serve jail time, pay fines, lose your license, pay higher insurance rates and experience employment restrictions.

When charged with DWI, many people just want to serve the penalties and be done with the ordeal. This is a mistake; improper due process is a common occurrence and can result in a DWI charge being dismissed. Before pleading guilty, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer & DWI defense attorney; I will investigate every aspect of your arrest to find out if proper procedures were enacted. If they weren’t, those that committed the misconduct will be held accountable and your charges will most likely be dismissed.

Committed Albuquerque Domestic Violence Attorney

A domestic violence conviction can have an enormous impact on your life. If convicted, you may be prevented from carrying a firearm, seeing your children, and could lose your job. If you have been charged with a domestic violence misdemeanor offense, you have the right to seek committed legal defense.

I have over 25 years of defending those accused of domestic violence and know these cases well. Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or an injunction filed against you, I will investigate your circumstances and fight to have the charges dropped or lessened.

Aggressive Albuquerque Drug Charges Defense Attorney

If you are facing federal drug charges, you should know that your conviction will be pursued aggressively by the United States government. You should also know that you have the right to pursue equally aggressive legal drug defense services. Drug convictions range from misdemeanors to serious felonies and carry various consequences depending on the type of crime committed, the amount of drugs that were related to the crime, and the number of times the crime has been committed.

I have over 25 years of courtroom experience and have provided aggressive legal defense from petty drug charges to drug felonies that have reached the Supreme Court. Whether you are facing trafficking, possession, manufacturing, conspiracy, or money laundering, I can and will investigate your charges thoroughly and fight aggressively for the best outcomes on your behalf.

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