Practice Areas

When you’re in need of legal guidance, working with the right attorney is a must. Certain crimes are punishable by harsh penalties, which can have a lasting effect on your life. And even crimes that are considered “less serious” can still negatively impact you a number of ways, both professionally and personally.

My name is Angela Arellanes. I’m attorney with more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense and personal injury. My firm Angela Arellanes Law is known throughout Albuquerque for providing dependable, compassionate legal defense to a diverse array of clients.

I’m dedicated to upholding the laws and making sure responsible parties are held accountable for their actions, whether that involves a negligent car accident or a police officer overstepping his legal boundaries.

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I Have Legal Experience in Many Different Practice Areas

When you need reliable legal assistance, experience is key. To offer the greatest benefit to my clients, I offer assistance in the following areas:

  • Criminal Defense – Criminal charges carry significant consequences, so legal help is a must. I defend clients charged with misdemeanors as well as felonies, and I have experience with violent crimes, drug charges, white collar offenses, probation violations, and many others.
  • Personal Injury – Negligent actions cause injuries and property damage, which impact your life in a number of ways. I’ll meticulously review your case to determine the proper damages, including physical and emotional. I’ll also ensure the amount of compensation requested is appropriate to cover medical bills, property damage, ongoing therapeutic treatments, lost wages, and more.
  • DUI/DWI – A single mistake can haunt your life for years to come. I make sure my clients’ DUI/DWI arrests were conducted lawfully, including breathalyzers and field sobriety testing. I work to reduce sentences and punishments so you can fulfill responsibilities provided by the court and move on with your life.
  • Juvenile Defense – Juvenile crimes require the right experience and knowledge of pertinent laws. I have experience defending against charges of shoplifting, drug possession, underage DUI, and vandalism, as well as more serious felony charges.
  • Record Expungement – The laws surrounding record expungement in New Mexico are complex. I’ll use my substantial legal experience to get convictions removed from your public record when at all possible.
  • Civil Rights Violations – When law enforcement officials violate your rights, I’ll be there to support you. I offer aggressive defense against use of excessive force by police officers, as well as breaches of due process that go against established laws.

Let’s Discuss Your Case Today

I’m ready to put my many years of legal experience to the test to offer you quality representation. I have memberships with numerous Professional Associations, including the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and I’m also a Member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, and United States District Court.

Please contact me today for more information. You can also call 505.247.2417 to schedule a consultation at my Albuquerque office. I look forward to assisting you.