Apr 9th, 2014
PRESS RELEASE                                          April 9, 2014         PLEA TO ALL VICTIMS OF CRIME                         “Upon reflection of the tragic murder-suicide event on Monday,...Read More
Apr 4th, 2014
WATSON, NMSU BASKETBALL PLAYER, PLEADS GUILTY              Tyrone Watson, a Canadian citizen, plead guilty to a 3rd degree felony, aggravated battery...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

Thank you to Conlee Elementary for inviting Mr. D’Antonio to participate in their Career Day!  “It’s always a pleasure to...
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Thank you to all who came out to support victims of crime with the Third District Attorney’s Office and many...
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Every year a simulated traffic accident is conducted at one of our local high schools.  This year was Centennial High...
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