Criminal Defense Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Being charged with a crime
Being accused of a crime can throw your life into disarray. Bring some peace of mind back to your life by hiring New Mexico and Albuquerque criminal defense attorney William J. Cooley.
When you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, your life can quickly become chaotic. While you once had friends and family, a good job, and good wages, now you might be behind bars, your friends and family may be angry with you, and you may even lose your job and income.
If you are convicted
William J. Cooley, Albuquerque criminal defense attorney, has experience handling many types of criminal cases. He will carefully investigate your arrest to find any reason your case could be thrown out due to improper procedures and build you a strong, smart defense. We have a long record of getting charges reduced and even dismissed.
New Mexico Crimes and Penalties
New Mexico criminal laws and punishments can be confusing. Our Albuquerque criminal defense and DWI attorney can answer your questions about what kinds of charges you are facing and what sorts of penalties might be imposed.
Every state has its system of classifying crimes which also identifies the statutory punishments for each classification. New Mexico has three main criminal offense classifications, in order of seriousness: felonies, misdemeanors, and petty misdemeanors. (See New Mexico Statutes Annotated § 30-1-6)
Each major crime classification is defined by the extent of their imprisonment sentences. Crimes sentenced with:
Felonies are further classified into five different degrees of seriousness:
What can a criminal defense attorney do for you?
If this is your first time being arrested, you may wonder why every state has its system of classifying crimes which also identifies the statutory punishments for each classification.
You are probably worried about how this arrest will impact your life, your family, your job, and possibly your freedom. William J. Cooley, Personal Injury Attorney can help you during this difficult time in your life.
Here is what we do for you:
Contact Criminal Lawyer William J. Cooley, Personal Injury Attorney
Criminal convictions can haunt you for the rest of your life, so it’s likely in the best interest of your future and your freedom to get your charges reduced or completely dropped.
Don’t take a risk with your future. Get in touch with Albuquerque criminal defense attorney William J. Cooley.