Our focus is our mission, and our mission is personal. When I was thirteen years old, my family was ripped apart by the US War on Drugs. We were thrown into poverty, lost everything. When it comes to serious drug offenses, there is no firm like ours in the country. We bring decades of front-line experience to your case. Our understanding of your situation is unparalleled. We work to protect you, your assets, and your family from the government. We do this through pre-indictment preparation, grand jury practice, motion practice, thorough investigation, forfeiture defense, asset protection and innovative precision-based trial strategy.Example cases
• Capital appeal for rape and murder.
• Appellate review for racketeering, continuing criminal enterprise/21 USC 848 "Drug Kingpin Act."
• Habeas corpus petition, constitutional challenge of illegal incarceration.
• Possession of controlled substance, juvenile court.
128 Grant Ave
Santa Fe NM 87501
Yes, I offer a free initial consultation. We meet for as long as it takes to understand the case.
We work with all our clients. For felonies in state court, our average is around $6,000. For more complex cases in Federal Court, our fees are commensurate with the severity of the indictment. We now accept all major credit cards.
Monday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We're normally in the office until 10 p.m.
During lead up to trial and trial itself the office team is working and available 24/7.
Yes, fluent in Spanish; I also work with a consultant versed in courtroom translation.
My personal experience has obviously shaped who I am as an attorney. Moreover, criminal defense is constitutional law. It's the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments. It's the rights of the accused against the state. It's about the individual versus the awesome power of government. It's about my client's freedom versus a system that wants to put him in a cage. And it's about performance-based real lawyering, making critical decisions under pressure to win at trial, which is where I'm at my best.
I am the captain of the ship. You are paying us to get you through rough legal waters. Our experience and expertise will bring you back to shore. That said, you are on board. We want you to be knowledgeable and empowered. You will have a voice in your own defense.
I will demonstrate an unbridled commitment toward utilizing every aspect of client-prepared records.
Our firm, established in 2009, was born out of collaboration on a post-conviction relief petition for a 21 USC 848 continuing criminal enterprise "Drug Kingpin Act" conviction. In analyzing the case with our first-hand knowledge and expertise, we came to realize that alleged crimes with significant assets at stake are a specialty unto themselves. They require a total defense of both liberty and resources. When you retain our firm, you not only retain a passionate criminal defense attorney, but a forensic accountant with an unparalleled expertise in forfeiture defense. Whether you've been charged with a state felony or under RICO by the federal government, our firm has one goal: to provide you with a vigorous and personalized defense.
A great criminal defense attorney must be able to do two things, raise reasonable doubt and give the jury a narrative that they can believe in order to acquit. I'm not just an attorney; I'm a writer. I know how to relate to the people in the box. I know how to get them on your side. I understand hooks, themes and how to build a story step by step, piece by piece. After all is said and done, your innocence or guilt will simply come down to which side could tell the better story.
I am an attorney and author who has been featured on CNN, NPR, Air America and in The New York Times. I have covered the drug war and prison issues for more than two decades. While in law school, I established a street law clinic in Newark, worked in the Rutgers urban legal clinic and was a legal rights commentator for WBAI radio in New York City. Google my name for further information.
I provide extremely articulate, sharp and well-researched legal arguments. I am extremely confident in court and have an exceptional grasp of evidentiary law and the Fourth Amendment. I am dramatic, when necessary, and always cognizant of making an effective record. As far as style, I have a signed photo of Johnny Cash in my office. The Man in Black.Personal interests:
Good art, good books, single malt scotches and days spent skiing in Santa Fe.
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