Former Lawyer Normal’s Workplace spokesman and chief counsel Matt Baca pleaded no contest lately to driving whereas underneath the affect of intoxicating liquor or medicine as a part of an settlement with metropolis prosecutors.
“He has taken duty on this matter and is working along with his household and the neighborhood to maneuver ahead,” Baca’s legal professional Kitren Fischer wrote in a message Tuesday.
The Dec. 1 plea deal — which resolves fees associated to Baca being discovered sitting in his car, which had crashed right into a parked automobile on Garcia Road, in October — requires Baca to be on supervised probation for 364 days and to carry out 24 hours of neighborhood service inside 60 days, based on courtroom data.
Baca had been charged with aggravated DWI — in addition to careless driving and failing to take care of his lane — as a result of he refused to undergo a breath alcohol take a look at, which mechanically ends in a cost of aggravated DWI. That cost was downgraded and the associated fees dismissed underneath the phrases of his plea settlement.
Since Baca took duty for the DWI, town agreed to drop the aggravated DWI cost in change for the assure of a conviction, metropolis of Santa Fe prosecutor Kyle Hibner mentioned in an electronic mail despatched by a metropolis spokesman.
“Matthew Baca was handled equally to different first time offenders which might be charged with DWI in Santa Fe Municipal Courtroom,” Hibner mentioned.
Baca, who was positioned on administrative go away following his arrest in October, has additionally apparently misplaced his job.
“Matt Baca is now not employed with the Workplace of the Lawyer Normal,” Lawyer Normal’s Workplace Communications director Jerri Mares mentioned in an electronic mail Thursday.