New Mexico Army National Guard
Trial Defense Services
TDS service-requests are received by the Senior Paralegal Specialist, NMNG at: (505) 474-1328
Trial Defense Services are available to New Mexico Army National Guardsmen, and by special request and exception, to New Mexico Air National Guardsmen.
TDS can assist in the following matters:
1. Military Justice Actions. Service of Courts-Martial charges, Article 15s, appeals of Article 15s. Military pretrial confinees, to include Soldiers apprehended by civil law enforcement under provisions of NMSA 20-12-12.
2. Adverse Administrative Actions. Receipt of an involuntary separation (to include officer elimination or Withdrawal of Federal Recognition) or grade reduction notification, or a memorandum of reprimand. Notification of a Flying Evaluation Board or withdrawal of other military credentials or qualifications resulting from allegations of misconduct.
3. Investigations. Subjects of command investigations (to include 15-6 or Commander's Inquiry). Subjects of investigations by military law enforcement and investigative organizations (CID, Army CI, OSI, NCIS, etc.) or civilian LE organizations investigating a military-related offense. Subjects under charges or investigation by civil authorities when the exercise of military jurisdiction or disciplinary action is possible. Investigations of and disciplinary actions against Military Technicians when it could affect the member's military status. Line-ups. Orders to testify, answer questions, or provide a statement under circumstances that could incriminate the Soldier.