Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Mexico.
We protect New Mexicans in order to make our communities safer and more prosperous. We prosecute criminal and civil offenses; advocate for consumers and those without a voice; empower the public by proactively educating them and connecting them with beneficial resources; and serve as legal counsel for the State and its agents.
What we’re working on
The Office of the Attorney General is focused on protecting vulnerable populations and making our communities safer so that we can truly prosper in New Mexico. The Attorney General’s protection efforts are targeted at prevention strategies, complex prosecutions, and public awareness. Through this approach, the Office of the Attorney General seeks to empower New Mexicans to strengthen families through education and awareness, as well as to hold dangerous criminals and those in power accountable for any harm they cause to our communities. Here are just some examples of how the Office of the Attorney General is accomplishing these goals:
The Equifax data breach is unique in that consumers may not be aware that Equifax has their personal information. In other types of data breaches like those from credit card application information at other companies, consumers have knowingly released their information.
Fighting the Opioid Crisis in New Mexico
Since 2008, New Mexico has had one of the highest rates of drug overdose death in the United States. Between 2008-2012, almost every county in New Mexico had a higher drug overdose death rate than the rate for the entire United States.