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Serving New Mexico
575-308-0308

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in New Mexico

Criminal Defense

More Than 2,000 Hours of Criminal Case Courtroom Argument

W. Shange Jennings is a lawyer whose promise to you is that he will defend you as if you were his own family because he cares about you. His word is his bond, and he will keep your secrets. He will look at all of the things that an accuser has said about you and take them on. As his client, he will defend you, so you don’t have to know what to say and when to say it. He will use his skill and care to fight for you, and will not let the other side rest until justice has been done. As a trial lawyer, especially ready for criminal law. W. Shane Jennings, Attorney at Law, is ready to guide and advise you on the law every step of the way. You will never be alone.

Criminal Defense in the Magistrate and District Court

The law office is taking criminal cases throughout New Mexico.
Each case is different and while we generally cannot guarantee any results in your case, we will:
  • Greet you in a friendly way
  • Make a plan on how we will attack your case and explain it to you
  • Keep you up-to-date on your case
  • Earn the money charged you
  • Keep our conversation confidential and only talk about your case to other people on a need-to-know basis
  • Fight for the best outcome we can get

Criminal Defense Experience Matters

Accomplishments show it. Out of an approximate 400-case sample when Attorney Jennings worked for the state of New Mexico, the results were:
  • 56 dismissals by defense motion
  • 72 “nolle prosequi” dismissals
  • 43 dismissals for failure to prosecute
  • 56 counseling dismissals
  • One jury trial acquittal
  • One jury trial loss
  • 44 deferred sentences
  • 24 sentenced bargained (deferred)
  • 47 pleas to a lesser charge – some of them guilty
  • 11 guilty as charged
Any results not shown are because there was no outcome under Attorney Jennings.
Recent Highlight Sample
  • 10-minute return of jury acquittal
  • Dismissal for violation of due process after defendant was held for more than 100 days without an arraignment on a felony case
  • Around 14 cases set for trial; only two went to trial; 12 were dismissed
  • Motion to compel production of evidence and subpoena of officer to explain why evidence was missing – resulted in a dismissal of the case
  • Hung jury on a two-count felony sexual penetration on a minor case