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Federal Public Defender -District of New Mexico

Stephen P. McCue, Federal Public Defender


Welcome to the website of the Federal Public Defender Organization for the District of New Mexico. The Federal Public Defender (FPD) is a federal agency in the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Federal Public Defender organizations were created to vindicate the Right to Counsel in criminal cases established in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Our Mission is to provide first quality, effective, ethical legal representation to the clients assigned to us by the federal courts. In order to maintain independence, the Federal Defender, the head of the FPD, is appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Federal Public Defender Organization is regulated administratively and financially by the Office of Defender Services, a division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington D.C.

Stephen P. McCue, FPD

111 Lomas Blvd. NW

Suite 501

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-346-2489

Toll Free: 877-511-4686

Fax: 505-346-2494

506 S. Main

Suite 400

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-527-6930

Toll Free: 855-527-6930

Fax: 575-527-6933