Jeff Lahann

I fight for good people by challenging the police, prosecutors and courts to protect my clients’ freedom. Your best defense is a good lawyer and, after over a quarter century as a criminal lawyer, I believe I’m one of the best around.

I started The Lahann Law Firm on January 1, 2007, with a mission of being the best criminal defense attorney in Southern New Mexico. I had spent most of the previous 16 years of criminal practice as a prosecutor, the final 9 years as a Deputy District Attorney serving the people of Las Cruces. Although I enjoyed the challenges of trial work, I felt there was something missing. Every day I saw dozens of people in court who I knew deserved better representation in defending against serious criminal charges. I knew they needed a criminal defense attorney with the knowledge, skill and experience to mount the best possible defense. Someone they could truly trust in their darkest hour.

I’ve enjoyed a great deal of success as a criminal defense attorney and nothing thrills me more than winning legal battles on behalf of my clients. I can’t win every case, but I do believe that I achieve the best possible outcome for each of my clients. I think my clients know that I’ve done everything possible to help them through the most difficult time in their lives.

Most of my clients come to me because they have been referred to me by former clients, or by police officers and prosecutors. I’m proud of my reputation and I work hard to keep it up. Nothing thrills me more than winning a difficult trial and knowing that my client was saved from a terrible future. But after a big trial win there is no time to pat myself on the back. I get up the next morning, energized by my success and motivated more than ever to help my clients whose cases are still pending a final outcome. There’s still a lot of work to be done helping good people fight their criminal charges; I think my best days are still ahead of me.

I know everyone deserves the best attorney they can get; I will continue to fight every day to make sure that my clients get my very best effort.

If you have been charged with any of the following crimes, please do not wait any longer to contact me.


  • Murder
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • DWI
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Forgery
  • Game and Fish Violations
  • Election Code Violations
  • Computer Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Concealing Identity
  • Manslaughter
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • False Imprisonment
  • Traffic Violations
  • Harassment
  • Violation of a Protection Order
  • Reckless Driving
  • Open Container
  • Rape
  • Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor
  • Statutory Rape
  • Shooting At or From a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Shooting at a Dwelling
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Tampering With Evidence
  • Conspiracy
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Armed Robbery
  • Larceny
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle
  • Worthless Checks