DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING IN LAS CRUCES
Aug 21st, 2014
The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office is organizing a Community Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at...Read More
GRANDFATHER RECEIVES 30 YEAR SENTENCE FOR CRIMINAL SEXUAL PENETRATION
Aug 15th, 2014
Las Cruces---On August 14, 2014 District Court Judge Darren Kugler sentenced Ruben Lira, 56, to 30 years in prison for...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

COME OUT AND JOIN IN THE FUN, THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 10AM AT YOUNG PARK
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The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office is organizing a Community Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at...
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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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