Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program

Serving the Community

This 13th Judicial District Attorney’s office prosecutes violations of state criminal laws such as felonies, some misdemeanors, juvenile delinquency and DWIs. We also handle civil commitments and various civil cases.
District Attorney Lemuel L. Martinez also works with programs which can educate you and keep your criminal record clean. The Pre Prosecution Diversion program is one such program. This is just one of the ways he is working on your behalf to make our communities a safer place to live and raise families.

What is PPD?

The 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office administers a Pre-Prosecution Diversion (PPD)
program, designed to help first-time offenders preserve their futures by keeping their records clean.

To participate in the PPD program, a defendant must complete an application and submit it to the District Attorney’s Office. If the District Attorney determines that the defendant is a suitable candidate for the PPD program, the office will send a “participation agreement” to the defendant. The defendant must complete the participation agreement, and abide by its requirements while in the PPD program.

If the defendant successfully completes the PPD program, the grand jury indictment or criminal information will be dismissed. The defendant will face no additional criminal proceedings arising out of the charges leading to his or her participation in the PPD Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The defendant must be represented by an attorney.
  • The crime for which the defendant is currently charged must be a nonviolent felony offense, and the circumstances surrounding the crime must be nonviolent.
  • The investigating law enforcement agency and the victim(s) must agree to the defendant’s participation in the PPD Program.
  • The defendant must agree to submit to all requirements of the PPD Program.
  • The defendant must exhibit characteristics indicating that he/she would be an appropriate candidate for the PPD Program.

Program Requirements

The defendant must abide by all requirements set forth in the PPD program’s terms, conditions and participation agreement. These requirements may vary on an individual basis, and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a written statement of guilt
  • Be completely law abiding.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or photo ID card.
  • Obtain employment
  • Support dependants
  • Submit to alcohol / drug evaluation
  • Enroll in GED program
  • Participate in PPD for 12-24 months. 6 months in exceptional cases
  • Report to DA’s office as directed
  • Pay any and all restitution and program fees.
  • Complete community service work, 100-200 hours.
  • Attend a penitentiary tour.
  • May not leave the state of New Mexico without prior permission.
  • Abide by any additional conditions as deemed necessary.

For additional information please contact Desiree Lovato, PPD


Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program Information



Cibola County Law Enforcement:
Cibola County Sheriff Office(505) 876-2040
Acoma Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6601
Grants Police Department(505) 287-5144
Laguna Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6685
Milan Police Department(505) 287-4491
Pine Hill – Ramah Navajo Police Department(505) 775-3226
New Mexico State Police(505) 287-4377

Sandoval County Law Enforcement: 
Sandoval County Sheriff Office(505) 867-7526
Bernalillo Police Department(505) 867-2304
Cochiti Pueblo Police Department(505) 465-3136
Corrales Police Department(505) 898-7585
Cuba Police Department(505) 289-9157
Jemez Pueblo Police Department(575) 834-0468
Jemez Springs Police Department(575) 829-3345
Kewa Pueblo - B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Rio Rancho Police Department(505) 891-5900
Sandia Pueblo Police Department(505) 890-1428
San Felipe Pueblo – B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department(505) 891-7226
San Ysidro Police Department(575) 834-7581
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256


Valencia County Law Enforcement: 
Valencia County Sheriff Department(505) 865-9603
Belen Police Department(505) 864-6288
Bosque Farms Police Department(505) 869-2358
Isleta Pueblo Police Department(505) 869-6511
Los Lunas Police Department(505) 865-9130
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256


New Mexico State Law Enforcement: 
New Mexico State Police(505) 827-9300