Being accused of a crime is a life-changing experience. If you are convicted of these charges, however, the consequences are even more severe. You may owe a fine, spend time in jail or prison and deal with a criminal record for the rest of your life. For this reason, if you have been charged with a crime, it is important to consult a qualified attorney who has experience with New Mexico criminal defense cases.
About Criminal Charges in New Mexico
In the state of New Mexico, crimes are divided into two primary categories: felonies and misdemeanors. While felonies are the most serious crimes, misdemeanors are the least serious. Punishments for felony convictions range from up to 18 months in prison with a maximum fine of $5,000 to life in prison without parole. Punishments for misdemeanor convictions range from fines of only $100 to up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Working with D. Zane Swank, LLC
If you have been accused of any crime in New Mexico, you have the option of representing yourself or allowing a public defender to represent you in court. However, in order to give yourself the best chance of avoiding conviction and/or qualifying for the lowest possible sentence, you need to hire an experienced attorney who will aggressively defend your rights in court.
Attorney D. Zane Swank has many years of experience defending clients accused of crimes in the state of New Mexico. His services include:
- DWI Defense
- MVD/Drivers License Revocation Defense
- Domestic Violence Defense
- Traffic Violations
- General Criminal Defense
If you choose to work with D. Zane Swank, you can rest assured that he will have your best interests in mind every step of the way. He treats all of his clients with respect and compassion, regardless of their circumstances. Whatever your charges may be, he will help you build the strongest possible defense.
Contact D. Zane Swank
If you are facing criminal charges in New Mexico, you need to act quickly. The sooner you hire the right attorney, the sooner you can begin building your defense. To learn more about hiring D. Zane Swank to represent you in a criminal case, please contact D. Zane Swank, LLC, today to schedule an appointment.