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

May 12, 2015

District Attorney’s Office to Participate in Metro Public Safety Day and Recruitment Event

The yearly event that attracts thousands of people to learn more about our area law enforcement partners gets underway this weekend. And once again, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office will take part in the festivities. (Learn More)

April 15, 2015

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg to Share New Information Regarding Sandy/Perez Officer Involved Shooting Case

Second Judicial District Attorney Kari E. Brandenburg invites the media to a press conference this Thursday April 16, 2015, to discuss recent developments concerning the Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez officer involved shooting case. (Learn More)

April 9, 2015

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg Issues Statement Regarding Perez/Sandy OIS Ruling

“There are many important public interests at stake in regard to this case. We are carefully evaluating what is in the best interest of the public on how to move forward, and we anticipate that we will be able to address your questions next week. Everyone deserves more than a hasty response in regard to such an important ruling.” (Learn More)

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