Albuquerque Defense Attorney

Criminal Law

Are you facing a criminal charge in the greater Albuquerque area or state-wide? We represent clients charged with a wide range of offenses, both state and federal including homicide and any other crimes of violence; drugs, white collar, property crimes and DWI.

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Personal Injury

Car Accident Lawyer Albuquerque

JD Herrera has handled many different kinds of personal injury cases & wrongful death cases in Albuquerque. We can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Aviation Law

JD Herrera is a FAA licensed pilot who received his certification ASEL, in 1972 at the age of 19. He is a participating attorney in the AOPA legal services plan.
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Film Law

JD currently represents several film production companies in Arizona and New Mexico. With a college background in film and television and broadcast journalism, he is familiar with film production and the ins and outs of the entertainment law industry.

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Who We Are

Criminal Defense Attorney Albuquerque

JD is a Albuquerque criminal defense attorney. He has defended all types of criminal offenses ranging from homicides and complex RICO actions to drug and white collar offenses at the state and federal levels. He has successfully defended four federal death penalty homicides. Though he continues to practice criminal defense law in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a board-certified criminal defense trial specialist, JD also practices aviation law, Albuquerque personal injury law, and film and television lawEntertainment Law.

Our Story

– 1978, Assistant District Attorney

JD served as an Assistant District Attorney in Albuquerque in the adult felony trial team #1 division. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney/Special Prosecutor in Santa Fe for the New Mexico Penitentiary Riot homicides.

– 1983,Albuquerque Assistant City Attorney

In the mid-1980’s, he served as an Albuquerque Assistant City Attorney, trial division, defending civil lawsuits filed against the City of Albuquerque.

– 1985, Entered Private Practice

In private practice since 1985, he has focused primarily on criminal defense. In 1991, he was among the very first attorneys in New Mexico to be recognized by the then newly-created Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal trial specialist.

Our Services

Albuquerque Legal Services

As a criminal defense attorneyin Albuquerque, JD has defended all types of criminal offenses ranging from homicides and complex RICO actions to drug and white collar offenses at the state and federal levels. He has successfully defended four federal death penalty homicides. Though he continues to practice criminal defense law as a board-certified criminal defense trial specialist, JD also practices aviation law, personal injury law, and film and television law.