AG Guidance to Public Entities Regarding OMA and IPRA Compliance During COVID-19 State of Emergency - Click Here

Pursuant to statute, the Office of the Attorney General represents the State in every criminal appeal filed in New Mexico. In addition, the Criminal Appeals Division represents wardens in state and federal habeas corpus cases, represents the State’s interest in extraordinary writ cases.

Each year members of the Criminal Appeals Division file briefs in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the New Mexico Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Attorneys participate in training for prosecutors and judges. Several attorneys are active on various Supreme Court committees.

DA Liaison List

DA Liaison List 2022 - The liaison list is intended to provide information to prosecution. The philosophy is to offer guidance and avoid any missteps that may adversely impact a criminal prosecution.

How To Take an Appeal Handbook

How To Take an Appeal Handbook - This handbook is a guide to the appellate rules governing the institution of an appeal.

Court of Appeals Attorney Information (Documents and Forms)  - Includes Sample Docketing Statement.

Multi-Disciplinary Domestic Violence Conference
Appellate Update Materials

July 13, 2022

District Attorney's Conference
Appellate Update Seminar Materials

May 12, 2022

November 10, 2021

May 18, 2021

November 18, 2020

April 15, 2020

October 23, 2019

April 25, 2019

November 7, 2018

April 19, 2018

April 13, 2017

November 16, 2016

April 27, 2016

November 17, 2015

May 6, 2015

State v. Peter Chavez

Aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer: order dismissing State v. Peter Chavez.