Criminal Law

Vigorously Defending Your Interests

The Attorneys at Martin, Dugan and Martin are known for aggressive, creative representation and ability to build strong cases that can lead to favorable results for their clients. Attorney, Mark R. Horton, of the Martin, Dugan and Martin Law Firm represents clients in a wide variety of criminal matters. His clients include engineers, teachers, students, construction workers, businessmen and women, husbands, wives, mothers, sons & daughters. Mark believes that his role as a lawyer is to vigorously defend your interests against the prosecution’s interest in securing a conviction.  The presumption of innocence requires that the prosecution produce evidence of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Mark makes it a priority to force the prosecution to live up to its burden of proof.  During 14 years in criminal defense practice, Mark has tried numerous criminal jury trials and negotiated countless plea bargains that resulted in a reduction of the charges, a dismissal, or a sentencing bargain. He takes pride in having built a reputation for competent, aggressive and perceptive representation of criminal defendants.

Experienced In All Areas Of Criminal Law

Whether you have been falsely accused, unfairly charged, or you just made a mistake and need help to negotiate a just and reasonable resolution to your criminal case Mark R. Horton of the Martin, Dugan and Martin Law Firm can help.  He has served the communities of Artesia and Carlsbad for 5 years, with over 14 years experience, in all areas of criminal law including:

  • DWI/DUI Offenses
  • Property Crimes
  • Felony Charges
  • Homicide
  • Violent Crimes
  • Traffic Citations
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Juvenile Cases

Most people who are charged with a criminal offense do not realize that they cannot wait until the last minute to hire a lawyer. Mark R. Horton knows how to prepare your case for trial and utilize resources such as private investigators, psychologists, forensic experts and rehabilitation facilities. Being charged with a crime can send you to jail and should not be taken lightly. Call Martin, Dugan & Martin at 575.887.3528 or contact them online to schedule an appointment.

Martin, Dugan & Martin serves clients in Carlsbad, Artesia, Hobbs, Eunice, Lovington, Jal, Roswell, Ruidoso, Alamogordo, Cloudcroft and throughout Southeastern New Mexico.