CREA Exoungement Statue passes first Senate Committee

Tierra Amarilla – The criminal charges against Gary Valencia of Taos may have come to an end. He was charged in Taos County with construction fraud and back taxes stemming from a vacation home built in Chama in 2013. Judge McElroy dismissed the case in July 2017 because venue should have been in Rio Arriba….

Ideas for criminal justice reform in New Mexico are stewing this summer ahead of next year’s legislative session

By Vic Vela / Journal Staff Writer SANTA FE, N.M. — A Rio Arriba County vehicular homicide case will survive, even though the truck allegedly driven by the defendant in a fatal Memorial Day weekend crash did not. A judge Thursday denied a defense motion to dismiss charges against Juan de Dios Cordova, despite his…

  State v. Justin Romero, D-101-CR-200800451   Practice Area: Violent Crimes Outcome: One year on electronic monitoring; probation Description: Defendant assisted in the execution style killing of another drug dealer, but did not know in advance what would happen and confessed to his involvement–Co-defendant-in-execution-style-death-warned-to