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Local Courts: On the Docket 04-18-12

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April 9

Ammon Nofchissey, 31, Santa Fe, pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to driving on a suspended license, two counts of contempt of court and one count of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk found Nofchissey guilty on all of the charges and ordered him to pay a $227 fine and $250 in court fees.

Chris Keen, 38, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to having an expired license plate while parked and to failure to pay court ordered fees and fines. Kirk ordered Keen to pay $121 in fines and court fees.

Sonia Trujillo, 36, Española, pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit and pleaded guilty to failure to appear in court. Kirk ordered her to pay $117 in court fees and fines.

Ivan Gonzales, 25, Santa Cruz, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to six charges of failure to appear in court or pay court fees and driving on a suspended license. He was initially charged with 10 charges of failure to appear or pay. Kirk ordered Gonzales to pay $846 in fess and fines and to 16 days and 22 hours of confinement at the Los Alamos Detention Center.

April 10

Elena Fernandez, Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to a first offense of driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, improper turning at an intersection and not having all her vehicle head lamps and auxiliary lamps working. Judge Pat Casados found Fernandez guilty of drunk driving and sentenced her to a year of probation; acquire an ignition interlock device for her vehicle and to pay a fee of $241.
Patrick Ruminer, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Magistrate Court to disorderly conduct as per a plea agreement. He was initially charged with voyeurism. Casados found Ruminer guilty and sentenced him to perform 24 hours of community service, continue treatment in Santa Fe and pay $73 in court fees.

Louann Chavez, 39, Hernandez, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to five charges of failure to appear in court or pay court ordered fees and fines. She pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended or revoked license. Court documents show that Chavez had her license suspended more than 16 times since 1993. Kirk ordered Chavez to pay a $575 fine and $566 in court fees and to perform a minimum of 57.5 hours of community service in lieu of fines at $10 per hour.