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Local Courts: On the Docket 06-13-12

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June 4

Bingqi Zhang pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for careless driving leading to an accident. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Zhang to pay a $46 court fee and enroll in a defensive driving school.

Richard Carmen pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for driving without a license and to two counts of failure to appear in court. Kirk ordered Carmen to pay $238 in court fees and fines.

June 5

Steven Montano pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to jaywalking. Kirk ordered him to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

Crystal Torrez Ramos Morales pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit. She paid $121 in court fees and fines.

June 6

Arkady Shehter pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to jaywalking. Kirk ordered Shehter to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

June 7

Gerald Armijo, Española, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to having expired vehicle registration. He was initially also charged with providing false evidence of title or registration, but the charge was dismissed. Judge Pat Casados ordered Armijo to 90 days of unsupervised probation and to pay $81 in court fees.

Holly Mechels, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty to attempt to give or sell alcohol to a minor. Mechels was initially charged with selling alcohol to a minor. Judge Casados ordered Mechels to a year of unsupervised probation and $73 in court fees.

Margaret Lopez, of Chimayo, pleaded guilty to drug paraphernalia possession. She was initially also charged with cocaine possession and tampering with evidence – both of which were dismissed. Casados ordered Lopez to a year of unsupervised probation and a $148 court fee.

Jose Fernandez pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court to following too closely. Judge Kirk deferred Fernandez’s sentence until September as part of a plea agreement. He was ordered to pay a $46 court fee.

Jessica Martinez pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit. Kirk found Martinez guilty and ordered her to pay a $146 fine.

Joshua Jaquez pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit. Kirk deferred Jacquez’s sentence until August and ordered him to perform community service and to enroll in defensive driving school.