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Local Courts: On The Docket 05-09-12

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April 30

Noel Meyers pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to three charges of failure to appear in court or pay court fees, improper backing leading to an accident and failing to have a valid driver’s license. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Meyers to pay $551 in courts fines and fees.

Tovah Martinez pleaded guilty in municipal court to speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit. Kirk ordered her to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

May 3

Jacob Green, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to two counts of assault as part of a plea agreement.
Green was initially charged with aggravated assault and child abuse. Judge Pat Casados ordered him to unsupervised probation for six months, enter a drug and alcohol screening program and participate in a domestic violence class. He also has to pay $136 in court fees.

Beth Bathrick pleaded guilty to speeding six to 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone. Kirk ordered her to pay $116 in court fees and fines.
May 8

Raymond Martinez, Santa Fe, pleaded not guilty in magistrate court to shooting of a deer out of season, shooting on a roadway, unlawful hunting or fishing and tampering with evidence. Casados found Martinez guilty of the first two charges. The prosecution dismissed the rest. He was sentenced to pay $300 to the state Game and Fish Department and a $200 civil fine and $126 in court fees.

Christopher Mosquino, Santa Fe, pleaded not guilty in magistrate court to shooting of a deer out of season, shooting on a roadway, unlawful hunting or fishing and tampering with evidence. Casados found Martinez guilty of the first two charges. The prosecution dismissed the rest. He was sentenced to pay $300 to the state Game and Fish Department and a $200 civil fine and $126 in court fees.

William Kennedy, Jemez Springs, pleaded guilty in magistrate court to driving while license suspended or revoked, having an expired license plate, possessing an open container while driving, failure to have insurance, and drug paraphernalia possession. Kennedy was also initially charged with eight additional counts of possession or use of drug paraphernalia – all of which were dismissed. Casados ordered Kennedy to 450 days of unsupervised probation and to pay $392 in court fees.

Lisa Martinez, Ojo Caliente, pleaded guilty in magistrate court to a driving under the influence as per a plea agreement. She was initially also charged with failure to maintain traffic lane and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges were dismissed. Casados ordered Martinez to install an ignition interlock device, complete DWI school and to a year of probation. Casados also ordered Martinez to pay $241 in court fees.