ANNETTE SMITH INDICTED FOR DEATH OF 6 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER
Jul 18th, 2014
ANNETTE SMITH INDICTED FOR DEATH OF 6 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER Las Cruces---Yesterday, Thursday, July 17th, Annette Smith was indicted on (1)...Read More
Former Detective with LCPD Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges
Jul 10th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            July 10th, 2014   Former Detective with LCPD Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges                Michael Garcia pleaded guilty today to...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 1st Annual District Attorney’s Office 4th of July Independence Day Celebration was a huge success.  District Attorney Mark D’Antonio would...
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COMMUNITY MEETING   Mark D’Antonio, District Attorney of Doña Ana County Cordially invites all residents to attend and participate Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:00pm Dolores Wright...
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The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office would like to thank all residents who made the time in their day to...
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