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

April 18, 2016

Here is the transcript and audio file of Kari Brandenburg's appearance on KUNM in March, 2016.

March 22, 2016

Former Municipal Judge Faces Embezzlement Charges

Luis Quintana, a former attorney and municipal judge for the Village of Corrales, has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury for allegedly embezzling workers’ compensation benefits. (Learn More)

March 2, 2016

Nehemiah Griego to be Committed No Later Than Age 21, then Released Following the Murder of Five Family Members

More than three years after he shot and killed his parents and three siblings, 18 year old Nehemiah Griego learned today he will be released from custody no later than his 21st birthday. (Learn More)

March 1, 2016

Jerry Chavez Convicted of Wife’s Stabbing Death, Sentenced to Life in Prison

The man charged with brutally attacking and fatally stabbing his wife in front of the couple's two young children will spend the next 30 years in prison. (Learn More)

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