About half of the office effort is directed toward criminal prosecution and serving the needs of victims of crimes. Office policies provide for consistent prosecution of offenders in a wide range of criminal cases including theft, fishing violations, domestic violence, vehicular assault or homicide, and the emerging area of internet fraud.
By initiating policies for charging appropriately, approximately ninety percent of all cases are resolved by plea agreement. Once convicted, we hold defendants accountable and call them back to court if they do not comply with the terms of the sentence. The office is tough on crime. We are proud of the advice jail inmates reportedly pass along to others, "Don't go to San Juan County to commit crime."