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Violent Crimes

If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is important to contact an attorney immediately.  The Robert R. Cooper Law Firm, P.C., an Albuquerque criminal defense firm, has over 35 years of experience defending violent felonies in both federal and state court.  We can help protect your constitutional rights, like the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present during questioning.  Our firm may be able to negotiate a reduction in bail and negotiate conditions of release from custody while the case is pending.  Having our firm on your side will help protect your rights throughout the process, from arrest to conclusion. 


If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a violent crime in New Mexico, you need the immediate assistance of an Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorney and we can help.  Under New Mexico law, violent crimes include: 

  • Murder in the First or Second Degree

  • Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

  • Assault and Battery

  • Kidnapping

  • Child Abuse

  • Firearm Offenses, including Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

  • Attempt or Conspiracy to commit any of these crimes


A person charged with a violent felony is facing serious penalties from prison time, to probation, to being ordered to pay restitution.  Depending on the facts, the government can also ask that even greater penalties be imposed in certain cases: Firearm Enhancements, Habitual Offender Enhancements or Hate Crime Enhancements.


A conviction for a violent crime can also impact a person's civil rights, like the right to bear arms, vote and run for office.  A conviction can also affect a person's ability to procure professional licensure. 


Because of the nature of violent crimes, everyone involved in the case, including the judge, the government and the jury, takes these charges very seriously.  For this reason, most violent felonies result in a quick arrest and indictment.


Contact Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorney, Robert R. Cooper, immediately to protect your freedom, your rights, and your future!  Call today, 505-842-8494, for your free, confidential consultation. 

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