Staying Tough On Crime

Holding Criminals Accountable

Aggressive Prosecution

For A Safer
Community

The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to ensuring our community is a place for families and alll those who are seeking a peaceful life. There is no place for criminals looking to victimize our community and those who wish you embark on this dark journey will be met with aggressive prosecution. Learn more about how we hold criminals accountable.

MENDEZ GETS 33 YEARS

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on October 4, 2021, Jonathan Mendez, age 20, of Portales, was convicted of Murder

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"Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it wherever found, against the wrong"

Theodore Roosevelt

Seeking and serving

Justice

Holding criminals accountable starts with our office ensuring we have a solid partnership and unbreakable working relationship with our local law enforcement officers. Once the arrest takes place, the investigation kicks off, and the road to justice begins, it’s imperative that every moving part of the system is working in unison to ensure justice is serviced. 

Attorneys That Seek And Serve Justice

Our team of highly qualified prosecutors are dedicated to seeking and serving justice.

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

If you have been arrested, the first step you should take is reach out to The Law Offices of the Public Defender or hire your own private counsel.

If you have been victimized by a crime please dial 911 immediately. If you already have a pending case and are looking for answers and next steps, please contact our Victim Advocate department.

If your spouse if facing charges for domestic violence, the first thing to know is that you must not talk to them about the pending case. Contact our Victim Adovcate department for all inquires. For questions about all other charges, please contact the attorney on your case.

If you’re in an abusive relationship, you must take the necessary steps to get out of that situation as quickly as possible. The first step is to report the abuse and know what your available resources are. Please contact our Victim Advocate department and learn more about our Break The Cycle program.

If you are a defendant of a crime you must speak to your own attorney. If you’re representing yourself pro se, you can set up a meeting with the prosecutor through our office. Our prosecutors will make themselves available to speak with victims on their case by appointment through our Victim Advocate department.

Legal assistance is provided to all defendants through The Law Offices of the Public Defender or their own private attorney of their choice. Other resources may be available by contacting Matt 25 in Clovis, New Mexico.

A no contact order is an order issued by the court stating that you may not have any contact by any means including phone, internet, or third party with the other person listed on the order.

The purpose of a plea deal is to allow a case to be resolved without going to trial saving judicial resources and time for the defendant and victims.