Violent Crimes

Albuquerque Violent Crime

  • The FBI reports that only about 1 in 10 defendants in Albuquerque face charges for the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery or aggravated assault.
  • About 4,400 violent crimes a year are charged in Albuquerque, compared to 30,000 property crimes, including burglary, theft and arson.
  • The state will spend the vast majority of its time and resources prosecuting violent offenders.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Offenses Known to Law Enforcement; Albuquerque annual reports.
Albuquerque Defense Lawyer/Violent Crimes

If you have been charged with a violent crime in Albuquerque, you are about to become a statistic unless you hire an experienced Albuquerque defense attorney to aggressively defend you from the charges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation categorizes violent crimes as:

  • Murder
  • Forcible rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault

State and local law enforcement receive funding based on reducing instances of violent crime in their community. Judges and prosecutors get elected and re-elected by playing tough with so-called “violent criminals.”

Each year, New Mexico prosecutors spend most of their time and resources prosecuting violent crimes – even though 9 in 10 Albuquerque defendants face charges for non-violent offenses, like drug or property crimes.

Albuquerque Defense Lawyer Glenn Smith Valdez has built a solid reputation as a tireless advocate for those facing serious criminal charges in Albuquerque and the surrounding area, including Valencia County, Cibola County, Socorro County and Sandoval County.

Other serious New Mexico criminal offenses handled by Glenn Smith Valdez include:

  • Gun Charges
  • Carjacking
  • Gang violence
  • Drug violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Assault

As an Albuquerque criminal defense attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of clients who need him most, Glenn Smith Valdez offers free and confidential appointments to anyone facing murder, rape, robbery or aggravated assault charges in the Albuquerque area.

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