Local Courts: On the Docket 07-25-12

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July 16

Brenda Griego was found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of speeding one to 10 mph over the speed limit. However, Judge Pat A. Casados deferred the sentence until Aug. 17.  If Griego fulfills all the terms and conditions of the sentence, the charge will be dismissed, though a record of the charge will still exist.
Conditions include Griego notifying the court of any change of address within 48 hours and obeying all federal, state and local laws. Though the fines relating to the charge were dismissed, Griego was still ordered to pay $86 in court costs.
July 17

Zachary Martinez pled not guilty to one count of failing to yield and one count of driving with a suspended license. The Los Alamos Magistrate court dismissed the case against Zachary Martinez because a witness or prosecutor failed to appear.
Raymond Lujan pleaded guilty to a lesser drunk driving charge in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. Lujan was originally charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .16 or above. He was instead charged with driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, at a blood alcohol level of .08.
Lujan also had three other charges dismissed: driving at an uncontrollable speed, driving with an open container and failure to stay in his lane. Lujan was ordered to serve three months in jail with three months suspended. He will be required to serve a 364-day probation period and pay $241 in court fees.
Conditions for his probation also include an ignition interlock installed on his vehicle, completing the Victim Impact Program and DWI school within 90 days and being prohibited from drinking alcohol or entering an establishment that serves liquor. Lujan will also not be allowed to possess a firearm or any other weapon. He is also to maintain contact with his probation officer during his probation.