DOMINIC MONTOYA SENTENCING DELAYED & SWAT TEAM DISPATCHED TO DISTRICT COURT
Sep 19th, 2014
Las Cruces---Dominic Montoya was to be sentenced today for the murder of fellow inmate Adam Avalos. All that changed when...Read More
The 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office and NMSU bring Family Wellness program to Las Cruces
Sep 16th, 2014
Create fun family memories while strengthening your family and learning.   Classes begin September 17th, 2014.   5:30-8:00 pm Dona Ana County Government...Read More

Welcome to the Third Judicial District Attorney's Office

Role of the District Attorney

“The District Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor – indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.”

Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935) (edited “United States Attorney” to read “District Attorney”)

Community Events

The 204th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence from Spain was held at the El Paso Museum of Art. Consul General (Attorney General)...
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Create fun family memories while strengthening your family and learning.   Classes begin September 17th, 2014.   5:30-8:00 pm Dona Ana County Government...
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The Patriot Day Event in Albert Johnson Park was attended by local law enforcement, LC Fire Dept and many residents. ...
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