Second Judicial District Attorney Kari E. Brandenburg

The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney, on behalf of the State of New Mexico, is responsible for the effective and efficient prosecution of criminal cases within its jurisdiction, thus assuring a safer community and greater quality of life for Bernalillo County citizens.

For our team, our job is about more than simply prosecuting cases. It is about making a difference. Victim advocates provide dedicated and personalized support during times of crisis and uncertainty, lessening the trauma that often accompanies victimization. Our alternative sentencing programs help first-time, non-violent offenders avoid felony convictions, while providing them the support and structure they need to overcome challenges in their lives. The staff spends countless hours networking with community organizations to bring attention to social issues, including violence against women and animal rights.

The Office of the District Attorney works daily to bring justice to others in our community.  As public servants, we are honored to serve the State of New Mexico.  We have identified three goals that remain paramount to our mission:

*To support our employees to their full potential so productivity is high and they realize the difference they are making in the community

*We must be effective in our prosecution of criminal offenders.  Only then can we positively impact public safety and the quality of life in Bernalillo County

*To instill public faith and confidence in the criminal justice system by ensuring the just and efficient operation of the Office of the District Attorney


Latest News

August 28, 2015

Defendants Indicted in Shooting Death of Manzano High School Student Jaydon Chavez-Silver

The case involving the death of Manzano Monarch Jaydon Chavez-Silver has taken another big turn, as the three young men arrested in connection with his death are indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. (Learn More)

August 28, 2015

Judge Convicts Man of Fatally Stabbing, then Burning Girlfriend’s Body in WalMart Parking Lot

A 22 year old man has been convicted in the brutal death of his 19 year old girlfriend, Guadalupe Morales. (Learn More)

August 14, 2015

Jeffrey Bludworth/Katherine Wright Officer-Involved Shooting Report Released

The Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office announces the release of findings from its internal review of an Officer-Involved Shooting. The incident occurred on July 5, 2013, and involved Albuquerque Police Officers Jeffrey Bludworth and Katherine Wright. (Learn More)

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