When a person is arrested, they do not lose their right to dignity. New Mexico jails have an unfortunately high rate of housing people in solitary confinement, especially the mentally ill. The conditions  in solitary confinement are often unsanitary, filthy, and dehumanizing. People frequently go extended periods of time living in squalid conditions without leaving their cells and denied access to adequate medical or mental health services. These conditions are unconstitutional and unacceptable.

Matthew Coyte is dedicated to representing people whose civil rights have been violated in New Mexico's prisons and jails. He has been successful in recovering millions of dollars for his clients who have been subjected these inhumane conditions, and has aslo helped effect change in the prisons and jails across the state. If you or a loved one has been subjected to poor treatment in a jail or prison withn the state of New Mexico, please contact our office today.

Matthew Coyte began his career as a public defender and is now the president of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. His experience representing New Mexicans facing criminal charges spans across all areas of the law. He has the knowledge and experience to help explain the process and advocate for you.

Civil Rights

Criminal Defense