New Mexico Jury Verdicts, Settlements and Court Decisions
 

Alig Griffin v. Jacob Rey Patino and Wood Group USA, Inc.

Las Cruces, NM - Car wreck personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, Alig Griffin, who sued Jacob Rey Patino and Wood Group USA, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damage and injuries as a result of a car wreck caused by Patino.

This case was filed in the Fifth Judicial District Court, 20CV01022, and... More...
   $1 (01-20-2021 - NM)

United States of America v. Joe Pacheco-Romero

Albuquerque, NM - armed robbery criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Joe Pacheco-Romero, 33, of Albuquerque who was with attempted carjacking, interference with commerce by threats or violence, and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to his plea agreement, Romero admitted to robbing an Albuquerque business on Oct. 17, 2018. Soo... More...
   $0 (01-20-2021 - NM)

United States of America v. Mundo Charles Barela

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense voluntary manslaughter charge lawyer represented Mundo Charles Barela, 19, of Mescalero, New Mexico, charged with voluntary manslaughter in Indian country.

In the plea agreement, Barela admitted to stabbing a man on the evening of July 20, 2020, during a quarrel and “in the heat of passion.” Barela stabbed the victim several times in... More...
   $0 (01-10-2021 - NM)

United States of America v. Copey Ferlin Henderson

Albuquerque, New Mexico child sexual abuse criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Copey Ferlin Hernandez.

According to the plea agreement, Henderson admitted that on May 16, 2019, he engaged in sexual activity with a child, who at the time of the offense was older than 12 but younger than 16. Henderson, who was 25 at the time, committed the offense in Cibola County on the Navajo... More...
   $0 (12-03-2020 - NM)

Karen Peralta v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Albuquerque, New Mexico premises liability personal injury lawyer represented plaintiff, Karen Peralta, who sued Home Depot U.S.A., Inc on a personal injury negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries in an in store accident.

This case was filed in the Second Judicial District Court, Bernalillo County, 18cv05698, and was removed to federal cou... More...
   $1 (11-30-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Tavor Tom

Albuquerque, New Mexico second-degree murder charged criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with second-degree murder of a tribal member in Indian Country.

In the plea agreement, Tom admitted to committing this offense on July 1, 2019, in San Juan County on the Navajo Nation. Tom repeatedly stabbed the victim in her home. After the murder, Tom stole the victim... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Alexander Balding

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with child pornography.

Alexander Balding, 25, of Albuquerque, was charged with accessing and downloading child pornography.

Balding pleaded guilty on Aug. 5. In his plea agreement, Balding admitted to using uTorrent computer software to download more than 300 images of child pornography in... More...
   $0 (11-20-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Juan Miguel Alvarez

Las Cruces, New Mexico production of child porn charge criminal defense lawyer represented Juan Miguel Alvarez, age 46, who was charged with production of child pornography.

In the plea agreement, Alvarez admitted to using the application Talkatone to communicate with the victim and persuaded her to send nude photos of herself to him. According to a criminal complaint, Alvarez alleged... More...
   $0 (11-10-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. MARK ANGELO CHAVEZ

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant MARK ANGELO CHAVEZ charged with dfirst degree kidnapping.


Defendant continues to argue that the district court should have
2 suppressed Victims identification testimony because it was the product of an
3 improper show-up identification. [MIO 2] See generall... More...
   $0 (11-01-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BRADLEY TORRES

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant BRADLEY TORRES with arguing that the district court erred in concluding that any error in the arresting officers use of the word nystagmus during his testimony describing Defendants performance on the field sobriety tests (FSTs) was harmless. [MIO 2-3] Defendant contends that the word ny... More...   $0 (10-31-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JESSE LAWRENCE LENTE

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant JESSE LAWRENCE LENTE with denying his motion for reduction of sentence.


On appeal, Defendant maintains the district court erred by concluding that it
2 lacked jurisdiction to consider Defendants motion to reconsider his sentence, filed
3 under Rule 5-801(A)... More...
   $0 (10-31-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. David Joe Melendrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico abusive sexual contact criminal lawyer represented defendant.

David Joe Melendrez, 56, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was charged with abusive sexual contact.

In the plea agreement, Melendrez acknowledged sexually abusing multiple children, ranging in age from seven to 14, over the course of se... More...
   $0 (10-30-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Joshua Gutierrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico manslaughter criminal defense lawyer reported defendant charged with voluntary manslaughter and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in Indian Country.

According to Joshua Gutierrez' admission in the plea agreement, on March 29, while visiting the home of his girlfriend and her father, Gutierrez was awakened by an argument. He armed ... More...
   $0 (10-18-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. LUIS MARTINEZ

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Luis Martinez charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree (child under 13).




4 {2} Defendant was charged with multiple counts of CSCM for sexually abusing
5 Victim, who was twelve years old, during two separate incidents on Thanksgiving
6 Day 2014. Vic... More...
   $0 (10-15-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ISRAEL RAMIREZ

Clovis, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant ISRAEL RAMIREZ to change conditions of probation.




19 {1} The memorandum opinion filed in this case on February 13, 2020, is hereby
20 withdrawn, and this opinion is substituted in its place.
21 {2} Defendant has appealed from the district courts order denying his second
22 mo... More...
   $0 (10-15-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. MARIO Z. RAEL

Taos, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Mario Rael charged with f aggravated battery against a household member (great bodily harm), assault (attempted battery) against a household member and false imprisonment .




14 {2} Because this is a memorandum opinion and the parties are familiar with the
15 facts and procedural history ... More...
   $0 (10-15-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. CHRISTOPHER VALDIVIA

Las Cruces, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Christopher Valdivia charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, battery upon a peace officer, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer



Officer Veronica De La O of the Las Cruces Police Department testified at
6 the suppression hearing as follow... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. GLENN T. GUMBRECHT

Clovis, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant GLENN T. GUMBRECHT charged with criminal sexual penetration (CSP) in the third degree.



On appeal, Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support his
5 conviction for CSP. [DS 10; MIO 8-11] Defendants arguments challenging the
6 evidence on appeal have consistently reli... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. CHRISTOPHER SAIS

Alamogordo, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant CHRISTOPHER SAIS charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree (CSP II) and one count of contemp.




Defendant appeals the district courts judgment and sentence, convicting him
21 for two counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree (CSP II ... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. SHARLA DESERSA

Alamogordo, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant SHARLA DESERSA charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny.



Defendant appeals from a district court judgment entered after Defendant pled
20 guilty to larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. We issued a calendar notice
21 proposing to affirm. Defendant has responded with ... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JULIO RUBIO

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant JULIO RUBIO charged with DWI.



Defendant continuesto challenge the denial of his motion to suppress. A ruling
4 on [a] motion to suppress evidence is a mixed question of law and fact. State v.
5 Garcia, 2005-NMSC-017, 27, 138 N.M. 1, 116 P.3d 72. We review findings of fact
6... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JULIAN SELPH

Farmington, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant JULIAN SELPH charged with one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor (CSCM) under thirteen; twelve counts of criminal sexual penetration (CSP) of a child under thirteen; seven counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (Person in Position of Authority (PPA)); and one count of bribery or intimidation of a ... More...   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BAYNES H.

Clovis, NM. - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Baynes H. in an order revoking his probation.




In Childs docketing statement, he contended that the State failed to provide
4 sufficient evidence of his probation violations. [DS 7] In his memorandum in
5 opposition, Child continues to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence p... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Lyle Woody Begay

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with abuse sexual conduct in Indian Country.

Lyle Woody Begay, 34, was charged with abusive sexual contact in Indian Country.

According to the plea agreement, Begay sexually abused the child on or about Feb. 23, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2011, in San Juan County, New Mexico, within the exterior... More...
   $0 (10-10-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Pueblo of Santa Aana; Pueblo of Jemez; Pueblo of Zia, et al.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Indian water law attorneys





The Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia have resided along the Jemez River
in northern New Mexico since time immemorial; they resided there as their lands
passed from Spanish sovereignty, to Mexican sovere... More...
   $0 (09-30-2020 - NM)

Rosalie Gallegos v. Social Security Administration

Albuquerque, New Mexico social security disability lawyer represented claimant for SSID benefits.

Rosalie Gallegos sued the Social Security Administration seek review of the denial by HHS of her application for SSID benefits.

04/30/2019 Filing and Administrative Fees Received: $ 400 receipt number 1084-6408821 re 1 Complaint filed by Rosalie Gallegos (Payment made via Pay.gov)(... More...
   $0 (09-11-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Samuel Chavez

Las Cruces, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with kidnapping and felony firearms possession.

Samuel Chavez, 61, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was with kidnapping and firearms charges.

According to public court records, on Oct. 18, 2017, Chavez arrived at the home of his first victim, from whom he demanded $250,000 at gunpoint. When the vi... More...
   $0 (09-30-2020 - NM)

Andras Szantho v. Jeffrey Adisam and Casa Arena Blaca, L.L.C.

Albuquerque, NM - Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyers, Wrongful Death

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Andras Szantho, as the Personal Representative to the Wrongful Death Estate of Norma ... More...
   $0 (09-24-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Jerry Twaddle

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal Law, Drug Trafficking





The United States of America charged Jerry Twaddle, ate 40, with drug trafficking.

On Feb. 6, 2019, a jury found Twaddle guilty on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, using a co... More...
   $0 (09-20-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Eric Martinez

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal Law, Burglary





The United States of America charged Eric Martinez, age 33, with residential burglary.

On Feb. 19, 2016, Martinez broke into the victims home in McKinley County, New Mexico, within the exterior boundaries of... More...
   $0 (09-10-2020 - NM)

State of New Mexico v. John D. Powell





Tierra Amarilla, NM - The State of New Mexico charged John Powell, age 36, with first-degree murder for killing April Browne, 42, Abraham Martinez, 26, and Kierin Guillemin, 27, in 2018 in a small village hone near Dixon, New Mexico.

Roger Gage, 35, was al... More...
   $0 (09-05-2020 - NM)

Margie Romero v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.





Albuquerque, NM - Margie Romero sued Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. on a personal injury premises liability negligence theory claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in an in store accident.

This case was filed in the Second Judicial District Court, 20cv2486,... More...
   $0 (08-30-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Patrick Duran





Albuquerque, NM - The United States of America charged Patrick Duran assaulting an infant in Indian Country resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to his plea agreement and other public court records, Duran assaulted the child on or about Sept. 28, 20... More...
   $0 (08-30-2020 - NM)

Pablo Olivas v. United States of America





Las Cruces, NM - Pablo Olivas sued The United States of America under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1391) claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in the amount of $1.010 million in a car wreck caused by a federal government employee.... More...
   $1 (08-10-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Andrew Graham





Albuquerque, NM - The United States of America charged Andrew Graham with interstate communication of threats.

Graham had originally sought help from the Department and the firm in recovering money taken from a trust fund, stolen by Paul Donisthorpe in the D... More...
   $0 (08-10-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Inocente Rivera





Albuquerque, NM - The United States of America charged Inocente Rivera, age 20, with conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 kilogr... More...
   $0 (07-30-2020 - NM)

Lee R. Hunt and Phillip Flores v. William Mason, Charlotte Mason and El Paso Electric Company





Albuquerque, NM - Lee R. Hunt and Phillip Flores sued William Mason, Charlotte Mason and El Paso Electric Company on wrongful death negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming that Felipe Flores lost his life because of some act, error and/or omission on the p... More...
   $1 (07-20-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Ion Antonescu





Albuquerque, NM - The United States of America charged Ion Antonescua with illegally using an access device to skim money from ATMs in New Mexico.

Antonescu pleaded guilty to access device fraud on Jan. 13. Ghiocel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ac... More...
   $0 (07-20-2020 - NM)

State of New Mexico v. Christopher Von Smelser





Las Cruces, NM - The State of New Mexico charged officer Christopher Von Smelers with second-degree murder in the choking death of Antonio Valezuela, age 40, on February 29, 2020 during a traffic stop.... More...
   $0 (07-17-2020 - NM)

David Leeson and Lucy Leeson v. Christopher Puerto and DW Expediting, Inc.






Albuquerque, NM - David Leeson and Lucy Leeson, next friends of Niamh Leeson next friends of Ruby Leeson v. Christopher Puerto and DW Expediting, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondea superior theories claiming to have suffe... More...
   $1 (07-08-2020 - NM)

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