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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:41 pm 
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As many will recall the saga began on June 11, 2016 when a caller to 911 reported, and video recorded, a reckless on Highway 180 West heading towards Silver City. When the SCPD finally located the car it had pulled over in front of the Office of Sustainability on Pope Street with District Attorney Francesca Estevez in the drivers seat. (see my 2 previous articles linked below)

Just short of a year later on June 8, 2017 the New Mexico Attorney file 5 criminal complaints in District Court against DA Estevez, Judge Robinson was assigned as Judge and a Preliminary Hearing was set for 9:30 am on June 19. Some time before 9:30 her attorney Jim Foy filed a waver of arraignment and a plea of Not Guilty where-upon a notice was filed into the record, signed by all 4 6th Judicial District judges Recusing themselves from hearing the case; the Judges are Judge J.C. Robinson, Jennifer E. Delaney, Jarod K. Hofacket and Timothy L. Aldrich. The Prosecuting Attorneys from NM AG Office Jeres Rael and Aaron Baca and Defense Attorney Jim Foy had 10 days to find and negotiate a new judge but as of Friday June 30 deadline the Attorney's were mum. If a Judge has not been found then the NM Supreme Court will assign one to come here and hear the case at which time Foy could ask for a Change of Venue to move the case to another Judicial District.

The Charges:
10-16-03(A) Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Obtain Personal Benefit) M 06/11/2016
66-8-113 Reckless Driving PM 06/11/2016
10-16-03(B) Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Lack of Integrity) M 06/11/2016
10-16-03(A) Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Obtain Personal Benefit) M 06/11/2016
10-16-03(A) Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Obtain Personal Benefit) M 08/02/2016

4 are misdemeanor and 1 is a petty misdemeanor with a sentencing guidlines of:
31-19-1. Sentencing authority[;] misdemeanors; imprisonment and fines; probation.

A. Where the defendant has been convicted of a crime constituting a misdemeanor, the judge shall sentence the person to be imprisoned in the county jail for a definite term less than one year or to the payment of a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or to both such imprisonment and fine in the discretion of the judge.

B. Where the defendant has been convicted of a crime constituting a petty misdemeanor, the judge shall sentence the person to be imprisoned in the county jail for a definite term not to exceed six months or to the payment of a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or to both such imprisonment and fine in the discretion of the judge.

C. When the court has deferred or suspended sentence, it shall order the defendant placed on supervised or unsupervised probation for all or some portion of the period of deferment or suspension.

But; I'm told by a couple of lawyers here that if she is convicted of any of the ethics charges she could have a complaint filed with the NM Supreme Court Judicial Review Committee and could be removed from office. Additionally she could have a complaint filed with the NM Bar Association and ave her license to practice law revoked for some length of time.

Let The Games Begin.
Previous Articles: DA Francesca, 3 Doors To Open
and SCPD Investigation Of DA Encounter Complete

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About the Photos:
Top Photo from a body cam of a SCPD cop on the day of the encounter June 11, 2016.
Bottom Photo from 2012 at a candidate forum before winning her first election.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:23 am 
probably that's first election


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Create A Food Or Farm Business Plan
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Farmer's Market
WILL Lunch and Learn
Gin Rummy
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
GC Commission Regular Meeting- Agenda
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
GC Lodgers Tax Advisory Board Vacancy
The WildWorks Youth Space
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Grant County Search and Rescue
Jayme Stone’s Folklife Project – Performance
Global Sisterhood New Moon Tele-Circle
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
fall break family movie
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Gila Native Plant Society meeting
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Hapkido Class
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting - Aquaponics!
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Ecstatic Dance
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Laughter Club at 12:15pm
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