Court of Appeals unanimously affirms Judge Brown’s decision to release Fabian Gonzales

National Expungement Week

NM Supreme Court abolishes spousal privilege

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In 2019, New Mexico enacted a comprehensive law authorizing expungement (sealing) of most non-conviction records, and of conviction records in all but the most serious violent and sexual crimes.  Effective January 1, 2020, the Criminal Record Expungement Act (CREA) authorizes courts to limit public access to all but a limited category of non-conviction records after…

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a series of criminal justice bills into law Wednesday, allowing more New Mexicans to expunge records of past arrests or convictions and banning employers from asking about criminal history on an initial job application. In signing the bills, the new Democratic governor contrasted herself with Republican predecessor Susana Martinez, a former…

A Rio Arriba County jury convicted a former high school teacher of two counts of sexual contact of a minor and five counts of sexual penetration of a minor Thursday following a single-day trial in Tierra Amarilla. Miguel G. Garcia worked at Mesa Vista High School in Ojo Caliente from 2008-15, according to the Rio Grande…

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate

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