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New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Tucumcari Gang Related Shooting

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Police in Tucumcari are worried residents may be caught in a gang gun battle after one side fires on the other Monday night. A-19-year-old man was struck when thirteen shots were fired 350 feet away across a busy street around 8 Monday night. When police spoke to the victim who is recovering right now he reportedly told … Continue reading New Mexico Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Tucumcari Gang Related Shooting

Patrick Smith, 20, killed in motorcycle-car crash

Posted on April 4, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A Clovis man was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle-car crash, according to a release from the Clovis Police Department. Patrick Smith, 20, died from injuries suffered in the crash on the 1100 block of West Sandia Street. According to the release: • Police were dispatched at 12:38 p.m. for a crash involving a motorcycle … Continue reading Patrick Smith, 20, killed in motorcycle-car crash

New Mexico Medical Malpractice: Bryanna Baker Awarded $9M in Malpractice Case

Posted on February 21, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A San Miguel County jury has awarded a Raton woman $9 million against three doctors after she suffered heart damage when her heart attack was not diagnosed for more than a day. Bryanna Baker’s attorney, Randi McGinn, said that despite the verdict, the law has a $600,000 cap on what Baker … Continue reading New Mexico Medical Malpractice: Bryanna Baker Awarded $9M in Malpractice Case

Police Misconduct: The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police Department

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Civil libertarians believe that police officers ought to be subject to intense oversight, but are often overruled by police chiefs, elected officials, and police unions, as well as members of the public who assume officers won’t misbehave too badly. Here are the deadly results in one American city. After a 16-month investigation of the Albuquerque … Continue reading Police Misconduct: The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police Department

New Mexico Accidental Death: Clovis man killed in crash, US 84 Closed for Hours

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A 32-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday evening after he collided head-on with a southbound semi on U.S. 84 south of Romeroville, according to state police. Following that initial collision, the semi and the vehicle crashed into two other vehicles. The crashes resulted in U.S. 84 being closed for hours. The accident occurred at about 5:40 … Continue reading New Mexico Accidental Death: Clovis man killed in crash, US 84 Closed for Hours

New Mexico Medical: Active Tuberculosis in Curry County 100 People Will Be Tested

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

CLOVIS, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health identified approximately 100 people in Curry County who may have been exposed to a man who tested positive for active, infectious tuberculosis (TB). 100 people who may have been exposed to active tuberculosis have been identified and tuberculosis testing is going on today and tomorrow. The … Continue reading New Mexico Medical: Active Tuberculosis in Curry County 100 People Will Be Tested

Alta Vista Regional Hospital Medical Malpractice: Las Vegas, NM Alta Vista Has Staffing Problems

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Las Vegas, NM – Over the Memorial Day weekend 5 patients seeking medical care from Alta Vista Regional Hospital were transferred to other hospitals due to Alta Vista not being staffed enough to handle their needs. That has some community leaders worried about whether the hospital has enough staff to meet the region’s needs. Alta Vista … Continue reading Alta Vista Regional Hospital Medical Malpractice: Las Vegas, NM Alta Vista Has Staffing Problems

New Mexico DWI: Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright Accused of DWI

Posted on June 2, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Santa Fe, NM – Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor, who has longstanding ties to Santa Fe, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.  Police said he failed a field sobriety test outside La Choza Restaurant. A criminal complaint says officers were dispatched after restaurant security staff called … Continue reading New Mexico DWI: Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright Accused of DWI

New Mexico Wrongful Death: 7 Year Old, Vialkon Villagrana Dies in Vehicle Rollover

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

CARLSBAD — New Mexico State Police say a 7 year old boy has died and eight others were injured in a rollover crash, including six children. The crash occured in Eddy County. Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo says 31-year-old Angela Sotelo, of Hobbs, was traveling late Friday south of Carlsbad on US 62/180 when her tire blew, … Continue reading New Mexico Wrongful Death: 7 Year Old, Vialkon Villagrana Dies in Vehicle Rollover

New Mexico Legal News: Legal battle brews over public defender shortfall

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

New Mexico — As reported by the Albuquerque Journal, on May 1, 2015, Chief Public Defender Jorge Alvarado sent a letter to chief judges statewide saying the predicted budget crisis had materialized for his office. This issue resulted in a decision to stop providing contract defenders for indigent defendants who are not jailed, simply because there’s … Continue reading New Mexico Legal News: Legal battle brews over public defender shortfall