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Juvenile and adult criminal cases such as a DWI, DUI, suspended license, drug charge or domestic violence battery involve a variety of factors which affect your life. Frechette & Associates understands that the competing demands of personal, family and school or work life mean and there is not one legal solution for everyone. One individual may make very different decisions from another based upon their life priorities. For this reason Rod and Michelle Frechette have developed a law firm which combines New Mexico attorneys who have different strengths in criminal defense matters.

Rod and Michelle Frechette are known for their strong advocacy in criminal defense and juvenile cases. They have over 50 years combined legal experience in New Mexico Courts and has handled more than 6,000 criminal cases. Members of the firm attend national DWI/DUI defense conferences and are hired to write appeal briefs for clients in other firms. Rod Frechette and Todd Hotchkiss are responsible for the notable opinion in State of New Mexico vs. Lasworth.

Contact Frechette & Associates today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI or DUI)
  • Alcohol related offenses
  • Domestic violence battery, assault, harassment and stalking
  • Drug possession, trafficking and manufacturing
  • All juvenile crimes
  • Shoplifting, larceny and theft crimes
  • Criminal appeals
  • Sex offenses, rape
  • Burglary, criminal trespass and property crimes
  • Driver’s license revocation or suspension and all traffic offenses
  • Robbery, murder, arson, aggravated assault
  • Firearm crimes
  • Grand jury indictments
  • Probation violations and conspiracy
  • Temporary restraining order violations
  • White collar crimes including bad checks, fraud, bribery, embezzlement
  • Municipal citations: fireworks, planning and zoning and animal control
  • Federal criminal appeals

Call 505-247-8558 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Roderick T. Frechette, II


  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, 1988


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 1988
  • St. John's College, M.A., 1985
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1983


  • NHTSA DWI Detection, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • RBT4/AS4 Breath Machine Key Operator and Instructor
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance Technician/Key Operator
  • Expert certification for BAC testing in Highway Safety Programs

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of New New Mexico
    • Criminal Defense Section
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico National Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member - National College for DUI Defense
  • Attorney, City of Albukquerque, 1990

Attorney Michelle R. H. Frechette


  • New Mexico 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico 1990


  • Vermont Law School, J.D. 1989
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. 1986

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of New Mexico
    • Criminal Defense Section
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney, City of Albukquerque, 1990

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