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Blog Posts in 2009

Texas Tech and Mike Leach's Termination

Let me first say that I am not fond of Texas Tech or Lubbock, Texas in general based, albeit perhaps unfairly, on my sole visit there. I traveled to Lubbock, Texas to watch the University of New ...
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Much Hope and Wisdom for the New Yea

When I was in law school I had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program based in Guanajuato, Mexico. The externship's director received an invitation for all of the externs to ...
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Of Professionals and Professionalism

I was contacted by an old client of mine last week with an odd request. His ex-girlfriend who he had a child with was missing along with the child. (This familial relationship is what has become known ...
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A Few Thoughts Concerning My Contempt Citation

As many of you now know, I am no longer a criminal as I have been absolved of the contempt charge brought against me by Judge Rachel Walker as of December 4, 2009. The facts of my contempt charge are ...
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Contempt of Court

As many of you know, I have been charged with contempt of Court. I cannot comment on the pending case against me. But, I will be sure to drop a few lines once the case is resolved, and my lawyers are ...
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UNM Football Scandal

As many of you may know, the reports are that UNM's Head Football Coach Michael Locksley punched, or pushed, or pulled, or grabbed an assistant coach and perhaps caused a bloody lip to be suffered ...
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Inside the Lines, Outside the Rules

I've been contacted by more than a few people already to get my take on the UNM soccer scandal involving UNM soccer player Elizabeth Lambert. For those of you who don't know, Ms. Lambert was ...
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DWI: More Breath Testing Accuracy Problems

I recently traveled out of state for a DWI seminar where they discussed some interesting breakthroughs in recent studies regarding breath testing. Recent studies have suggested that breath-alcohol ...
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APD: Always Pretty Dumb?

It was dissapointing, but not surprising when Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Leitenant Leslie Brown was quoted, by the Albuquerque Journal, as saying that criminal defense lawyers will do ...
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Mexican Criminal Justice

Prior to examining the Mexican criminal justice system, we must acknowledge that there is no doubt that the American criminal justice system needs work. Each year more than 650,000 prisoners are ...
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Protection Orders

Orders of protection (temporary or permanent) are causing considerable problems here in New Mexico. Litigants, court personnel, law enforcement personnel, and the parties are having considerable ...
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Our Newest Supreme Court Justice: Sonia Sotomayor

have said it before, and I'll say it again, if Latinos want access to high ranking positions/appointments, the path to get there is paved with acheivements and accomplishments. 17 years as a ...
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DWI: Crime and Punishment

This past Wednesday, Governor Richardson issued a press release to let us know that he is planning on changing DWI laws yet again. Specifically, he plans on changing the laws to make a first offense ...
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Felony Drug/Firearm Possession

I recently represented someone charged with being a felon in possesion of a firearm that involved uncharged drug trafficking allegations. Successfully defending the case was especially important to ...
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A Fresh Approach to Dealing Judicial Inpropriety

Due process guarantees a party to a case a fair trial before a fair tribunal/judge. There are no shortages of citations to this axiom: The Code of Judicial Conduct, Rule 21-400 NMRA2009, a Judge must ...
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Burden of Proof

Many people don't understand the difference between pleas of guilty, not guilty and no contest, and the misunderstandings are compounded when the burden of proof is considered in the same factual ...
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DWI: Impaired to the Slightest Degree

There are three ways the State can charge anyone with driving while intoxicated: per se (a breath alcohol content of.08), impaired by the slightest degree (impaired due to the consumption of alcohol ...
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Domestic Violence Cases

It is a prosecutor's duty to ensure that a criminal defendant has a fair trial. It is a prosecutor's duty, under the rules of professional responsibility, to do justice. Recently, I ...
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Johnny Tapia's recent arrest/parole hearings

I was in district court and was able to catch the latter part of the pro boxer's arraignment hearing concerning the allegations of violating parole. The hearing was held before Judge Martinez in ...
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Domestic Violence cases in Second Judicial District Court

Lots of clients ask the question: if the alleged victim does not want the case prosecuted, can they just dismiss the case? The problem is that the alleged victim is only a witness, and, since they are ...
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DWI, Driving While Intoxicated

There has been much discussion about what the correct outcome of the Sims case should be. In Sims, the Court of Appeals relied upon prior precedent, ruling that one doesn’t have to be actually ...
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Fourth Of July Celebration

I hope everybody had a safe weekend for the fourth of July. I had a chance to spend lots of time with family and friends. It was a time to relax and catch up with relatives and take a break from the ...
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Events In Albuquerque

Every Saturday from 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. is Family Art Workshops at The Albuquerque Museum. All supplies are provided with museum admission and is open to people of all ages. There are hands on art ...
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Welcome to our Albuquerque Criminal Defense Blog

Welcome to the Blog for the Romero Law Firm, P.A. Have you been arrested for a criminal offense? You deserve representation! At the Romero Law Firm, P.A., we stand ready to defend you against any ...
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