Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor – Lordsburg

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: February 27, 2019

Outcome: Acquittal

Trial victory! Our client, barely out of high school, can now move forward with his life without the prospect of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his natural life.

Domestic Violence – Felony

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: January 19, 2019

Outcome: Dismissed

Grand Jury refused to indict on charges of felony aggravated battery following presentation of evidence that our client acted in self-defense.

DWI – Municipal Court

Practice Area: DUI / DWI

Date: January 16, 2019

Outcome: Acquittal at trial

Jeff Lahann won at trial in Las Cruces Municipal Court and our client walked free on both charges.

Domestic Violence – Magistrate Court

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: October 15, 2018

Outcome: Dismissed before trial

Terese Lahann pushed back against the State’s best efforts to have our client plead guilty and the case was dismissed on the morning of trial.

Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: August 1, 2018

Outcome: Acquittal

Jeff Lahann wins a jury trial in Silver City, NM, in which his client was accused of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor – Not Guilty Verdict (2/1/2017)

Client was accused of sexually abusing a teen aged relative. Cross-examination at trial exposed that her story of the alleged rape was implausible and outrageous. The state presented DNA evidence purportedly linking our client to the “crime,” however we countered the testimony with a DNA expert who challenged the testing methodology and raised the distinct possibility that…

Statutory Rape – Dismissed

Client was charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Although the sex was consensual, the State tried to make the argument that client used a “position of authority” to cause the minor to engage in intercourse. If convicted, he was…

Rape – Dismissed

Date: February 5, 2009

Outcome: Dismissed

Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Penetration, facing prison, certain loss of his career, and lifetime Sex Offender Registration. Mr. Lahann was able to gather evidence that the alleged “victim” – the client’s ex-girlfriend – pressed charges because she was bitter that client had a new girlfriend. After the evidence was submitted to the District…

Child Abuse – Dismissed

Practice Area: Child Abuse

Date: March 10, 2011

Outcome: Dismissed

In a high-profile case, clients were charged with abusing their teenage sons by using a hike along a trail as punishment for their misbehavior. Mr. Lahann pushed back hard against the District Attorney’s Office, rejecting any plea to lesser charges. Mr. Lahann provided the DA’s Office with comments in the “Sound Off” section of the…

Possession of Meth, Dismissed

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: October 8, 2013

Outcome: Charges Dismissed

Clients were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony. After reviewing the evidence, it was clear that the search of their car was illegal and violated their Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights. Mr. Lahann filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence in their combined cases. On October 8, 2013, a hearing was held and Judge…