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Stephen Aarons

Stephen Aarons

Aarons Law PC, Freedom and Justice, One Client at a Time
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Missouri, New Mexico
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Summary

Served as Judge Advocate in military overseas. New Mexico Public defender in 1980s handling death penalty trials. Private practice since then handling criminal defense cases from DUI and domestic violence to drug trafficking, sexual assault and murder cases in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola valley, Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. Top rated by Martindale Hubbel lawyers.com, avvo.com and national organizations. Same day free consultation. Payment plan. 24 hour answering service. .

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Cases
  • Federal Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Same Day by Telephone or In Person. Affordable payment plans
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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New Mexico
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Aarons Law PC
- Current
Lieutenant Colonel, Retired
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
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Active Duty, Germany, 1980-1983 (Captain); Reserves, 1983-2008
Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D.
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George Washington University - Virginia Campus
B.A. | Political Science
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Activities: National President, College Democrats of America
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Awards
Perfect 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Superlawyers of New Mexico
Southwest Superlawyers
Highest "AV" Rating
Martindale Hubbell Directory
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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New Mexico State Bar
Member
- Current
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United States Supreme Court
Member, Bar
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Monster Slayer
Pinnacle Press
Speaking Engagements
Faculty , Advanced Trial Skills College , Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Faculty member at three-day long hands-on training on criminal trial skills
Thinking Outside the Box: Visual Evidence , Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference , Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Lecture on using demonstrative evidence to prove innocence
Faculty , Criminal Trial Advocacy , University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville VA
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
Two-week intensive residential course for less experienced trial lawyers
Faculty , Criminal Trial Advocacy , University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville VA
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
Two-week intensive residential course for less experienced trial lawyers
Direct Examination: Painting a Picture of Innocence , Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy , San Diego CA
California Western School of Law
Faculty at annual trial advocacy program including lecture on direct examination skills
Faculty , Building Trial Skills , University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque NM
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Annual ten-day course for less experienced trial lawyers
Certifications
Criminal
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Aarons Law PC Website
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Stephen D Aarons, Attorney at Law | Aarons Law PC | New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. My friend is facing 10yrs Mandatory Miminum for conspiracy to traffic meth.What price range for a lawyer?
A: Your husband should qualify for the safety valve so the ten year mandatory minimum is waived. Depending on the amount of methamphetamine seized, the sentence guideline may be 5-6 years and serve 85%. A private lawyer may charge $25k but the federal public defenders do not charge a fee and are excellent lawyers in spite of being overworked
Q. Can a person in the state of new mexico be charge with the same crime for federal and state? Meaning double jeopardy
A: Sadly federal and state prosecutors may both charge without violating the Double Jeopardy Clause and they can charge without catching your husband in possession. It is reasonable to infer that the firearm did not fly onto your roof by itself.
Q. How long do you have to serve do the code 31-21-15
A: NMSA 31-21-15 deals with probation violations. If the judge finds by clear and convincing evidence that the probationer did violate the terms of his probation, the judge may decide not to impose additional time and release the defendant on time served. If the violation is serious, the judge may impose the entire sentence from the original conviction less whatever time has already been spent in jail, prison or probation. So if the original sentence was five years in prison with four years suspended and the defendant serves one year in jail and another year on probation, the judge may sentence up to 3 years, the time remaining under the original sentence. The judge usually has a wide latitude of discretion, in this example from zero to three years. It is impossible to say what the judge will do between the two extremes. Your lawyer will better explain based on all of the facts but no one knows until the judge announces the new sentence in court.
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Aarons Law Firm
2019 Galisteo Street
Suite H1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Toll-Free: (888) 984-1120
Telephone: (505) 984-1100
Fax: (505) 984-1110