Client Reviews

Stephen D. Aarons represented my son. Mr. Aarons did an outstanding job of keeping us informed of all data relating to the cases. Mr. Aarons is extremely good at electronic communications, which worked best for me. Being informed and getting copies of all case-related paperwork was essential to know what was going on and where we were in the case. Mr. Aarons is easy to work with and we always felt comfortable meeting with him and his staff.
Sandra, a Criminal Defense client (avvo.com)

Top Rung - Best Defense - Premier Counsel

 I felt trapped. I had lost hope. Now I sleep again, thanks to Steve Aarons.
Steve Aarons is an effective criminal attorney, familiar with the intrinsics of the judicial system. His timely responses are highly professional. Steve Aarons will listen and he understands the plight of the comon man caught up in our judicial system. Steve Aarons is invaluable and flexible. Above all, he is dedicated and accessible.For more than one year I have been involved with the Magistrate Court and the District Court, both in San Miguel county, and I had nearly lost my faith. Steve Aarons has given me a new lease on life.I can highly recommend Steve Aarons to anyone in need of professional counsel.
Josef, a Criminal Defense client (Joseph on Avvo.com)
Mr. Aarons is very caring and understanding. I am glad that I have chosen him as my attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Aarons.
Trudy, a Criminal Defense client (avvo.com)
Both him and his staff are knowledgeable and professional, trustworthy, Mr. Aarons did an excellent job defending my case, it is dismissed. He presents all the options for your defense under the law very clearly and straight forward and you'll leave his office feeling you are under the wing of a seasoned professional. Excellent at what they all do at his office. I am highly recommending his service to anyone considering hiring legal counsel.
Absolutely excellent! (Gjorgi on Avvo.com)

DUI & DWI

We found Mr. Aarons to be very thorough, knowledgeable and experienced in the legal matter at hand. All office appointments were handled with the upmost professionalism by him and his legal assistant, and his ability to represent the case in court was outstanding. Moreover, his ease of conversation with us was much appreciated as it facilitatated a clear understanding about the proceedings.
Rafa, a DUI client
#1 DWI Lawyer in Town. 2 Thumbs Up!I could lose my job with a DWI conviction. Asked around hired Aarons. He got my DWI dismissed after one year of probation. The judge threw out the reckless driving to boot. 2 Thumbs Up!
Juan, a DUI client

Dismissed. Dismissed. Dismissed.

Mr. Aarons represented my husband in a criminal case. Even before he was retained, he answered numerous questions we had and immediately began to research options for his defense. We felt confident in Mr. Aarons knowledge and ability from the beginning, especially after having my husband's case in the hands of another attorney, where we were uncertain he was being represented in the best possible manner.My husband's case was delayed several times through no fault of Mr. Aarons. He was always prepared and ready for court hearings, that would then be postponed by the prosecution. The lag in between hearings is the only time we didn't have much communication with Mr. Aarons, and that was because nothing was going on. The case was at a stand still. We were restless throughout this time, but Mr. Aarons knew to use this extensive delay to benefit my husband's defense.When the time finally came for that final hearing, although my husband was already confident in Mr. Aarons' ability to represent him, he was still very impressed with the manner in which Mr. Aarons did so. Mr. Aarons was able to get the 3 felonies my husband was charged with, dismissed. Dis. Missed. Not just reduced, DISMISSED. Being a permanent resident, not a U.S. citizen, this was the best possible outcome for my husband, for our family. Mr. Aarons delivered, and then some.A few months later my husband was served with a civil case. Mr. Aarons was kind enough to assist us with a written response, should we need it, in case a settlement could not be reached. Again, he delivered. Thankfully, a settlement was reached.
Dismissed. Dismissed. Dismissed. (Mrs. D. at Avvo.com)
Mr. Aarons was attentive and concerned about the case. Handled the case in a timely and efficient manner. Kept us informed and was knowledgeable in handling it as effective as possible.
A DUI & DWI client (a DUI & DWI client at Avvo.com)

Federal Cases

Stephen Aarons is absolutely amazing! I am active duty in the military and I was charged with a Federal Drug Conspiracy charge in which I was facing a minimum of 10 years in prison to life. From day one Steve proved to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the law. He seemed like a "fish in the water" while in court because he was always prepared and believed in me and my innocence. Even though I live 3,000 miles away from his office, it felt as if I live 1 block away from him because I was always in the "loop" and he was always there to answer my questions and put me at ease. He even went as far as to hire a private investigator on my behalf, to assist in finding the truth and drove to another state to meet me when obtaining evidence about my case. Steve was able to get the Indictment against me dismissed BEFORE trial. He is the absolute best. I have used 3-5 attorneys in the past and he is by far the best-Hands down. Not to mention his staff is courteous and very friendly. I would highly endorse him. He has given me my life back. Thanks Steve, I owe you!
Mario, a Federal Crime client (Mario at Avvo.com)

Juvenile Cases

Best Juvy Lawyer

 My 17 year old got mixed up in a serious crime. A lot of the lawyers do not take juvy cases and we found out later that our first lawyer had no other juvy cases - it showed. Finally a lawyer for one of the other boys in the case reccomended Mr. Arrons. He explained things so we understood and talked the DA out of adult court. Our son ended up with probation and if he does everything he won't even have a juvy record!
George & Evelyn, a Juvenile client (George & Evelyn at Avvo.com)

Santa Fe Criminal Defense Lawyer

 We hired him for our son who was in jail. He worked hard to get our son out of jail and got the charges dismissed after several court dates.
Maria and Socorro, a Child Abuse client (avvo.com)

Ditto everyone….

My 16 year old got mixed up trespassing. We contacted Mr. Aarons and he gave excellent advice and didn’t sugar coat things to my son. Though he did not have to actually represent my son in court, he definitely held our hands as we wound through the process and he told us what to expect at every step from interviews with police and the juvenile court officers to teen court. His reassurance of what was normal and likely outcomes was a sanity saver for us. We found Mr. Aarons to be very thorough, knowledgeable and experienced in the legal matter at hand with excellent council. We would point any and all who need council to him without reservation.
Ditto everyone…. (Avvo.com)
My children were placed in state custody due to allegations that were simply untrue we have been fighting this case for six months however I know the outcome will be positive on our end. Steve is very knowledgeable on every case he takes on. He isn't just a lawyer but also a friend who will believe in you and stick by you until the end. He is also very well liked and respected throughout the courthouse . I once had the lawyer on the opposing side tell me he respected Steve because he was the only lawyer he knew with any common sense, that has stuck in my head for awhile because its the truth. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone in need of a lawyer!
Stephen D. Aarons represented my son. Mr. Aarons did an outstanding job of keeping us informed of all data relating to the cases. Mr. Aarons is extremely good at electronic communications, which worked best for me. Being informed and getting copies of all case-related paperwork was essential to know what was going on and where we were in the case. Mr. Aarons is easy to work with and we always felt comfortable meeting with him and his staff.
Electronic communications (Sandra at Avvo.com)

Military Cases

Stephen Aarons is absolutely amazing! I am active duty in the military and I was charged with a Federal Drug Conspiracy charge in which I was facing a minimum of 10 years in prison to life. From day one Steve proved to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the law. He seemed like a "fish in the water" while in court because he was always prepared and believed in me and my innocence. Even though I live 3,000 miles away from his office, it felt as if I live 1 block away from him because I was always in the "loop" and he was always there to answer my questions and put me at ease. He even went as far as to hire a private investigator on my behalf, to assist in finding the truth and drove to another state to meet me when obtaining evidence about my case. Steve was able to get the Indictment against me dismissed BEFORE trial. He is the absolute best. I have used 3-5 attorneys in the past and he is by far the best-Hands down. Not to mention his staff is courteous and very friendly. I would highly endorse him. He has given me my life back. Thanks Steve, I owe you!
Mario, a Federal Crime client (Mario at Avvo.com)

Ace Military Lawyer - Retired JAG School Instructor

 The base commander convened a court martial because my urine tested positive for cocaine while on flight status. I found Colonel Aarons on avvo.com. He kept my TDS lawyer to help, and hired two expert witnesses. It was a difficult trial but when the smoke had cleared I was found not guilty. He saved my military career!
P Capt USAF, a Military Law client (P, Capt USAF at Avvo.com)

Violent Crimes

Steve did a great job with my case. I had the potential of spending up to 3 years in jail. By the time we finished, I am on unsupervised probation for 6 months with a settlement that is only 10% of what we thought it might be. He is respected by his peers in the courthouse and it has an affect on how his cases are treated. I hope I never have to, but if I need a lawyer in Santa Fe, It's Steve every time.
John D, a Domestic Violence client

he will fight for you

 Steve is a top the line lawyer. Tell you what it is how it is and will not bullshit you one bit.I had a death penalty case and it was not looking good then Steve dug in and got to work and I have been free for a couple years because of him. I could not have asked of any more from a lawyer then what Steve Aarons gave me quick and kept me informed even when I was locked up. Made sure I was okay and informed my family as well......if you need a attorney that will give his all I strongly reccommond Steve Aarons.
Travis, a Criminal Defense client (Travis at Avvo.com)

Peer Reviews

Mr. Aarons got charges dismissed against his client in a death penalty case. They had the wrong guy! Mr. Aarons fought to right the terrible injustice against his client.
Lelia Hood, Attorney in Albuquerque (NM)
I endorse this lawyer. Steve Aarons has always demonstrated the highest degrees of competency, conscientiousness, knowledge and professional conduct. I have no reservations about endorsing him.
Stephen Mcilwain, Attorney
In my capacity as a state prosecutor, Steve Aarons gained my respect as a strong and effective advocate for his clients. He is a top-notch criminal defense attorney.
Thomas Banner, Attorney in Santa Fe (NM)
I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I would not hestitate to retain Steve if I had a criminal matter in New Mexico
Judge Twiss, formly Chief Deputy US Attorney in California, sits on the California Superior Court. He was an instructor along with Mr. Aarons at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School for several years. Along with a faculty of 10, they taught the biannual Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Course
Robert Twiss, Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent attorney with years of experience representing individuals charged with all types of crimes.
Thomas Clark, Attorney in Santa Fe (NM)
I endorse this lawyer. Stephen Aarons is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He provides an intelligent, creative and determined defense for every one of his clients
Wade Russell, Attorney in Austin, TX

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