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Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and the seat of Santa Fe County. It is not well known that Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States: Santa Fe was founded in 1610 and predates even the city of Jamestown, Virginia by three years. Santa Fe is known for its rich history which includes Native Americans, wild westerners, and railway stops.
Today, Santa Fe is a great place to find a lawyer who is familiar with local court proceedings. Lawyers in Santa Fe take green card, work visa, bankruptcy, personal injury, and divorce cases to name a few, but Santa Fe lawyers are qualified to consult you on any legal issue that you may face.
Recently, Santa Fe resident Roque Lucero was sentenced for a drunk driving incident. Several bystanders stated that Lucero sped out of a parking lot at which time he struck a passing car which killed a 82 year-old Tibetan scholar who was name a “Santa Fe Living Treasure” in 1998. Lucero admitted to driving while under the influence, vehicular homicide, bodily injury by vehicle, and fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. Lucero was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation.
If you are fighting criminal charges in Santa Fe, you are likely to be visiting the First Judicial District Court which also retains jurisdiction over juvenile, felony, domestic relations, mental health, criminal and civil appeals, as well as miscellaneous civil cases. For traffic and ordinance citations, you will be visiting the Santa Fe Municipal Court.
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