Lawyer jailed on outstanding warrant

Lawyer jailed on outstanding warrant

There are 55 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Jul 10, 2009, titled Lawyer jailed on outstanding warrant. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

A murder trial could be in jeopardy after a judge orders the arrest of one of the lawyers.

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Since: Mar 09

Santa Fe, NM

#42 Jul 12, 2009
Everyone should sign up for pre-paid legal. At $24 bucks a month it is the piece of mind that counts.

Since: Aug 08

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#43 Jul 12, 2009
soft landing wrote:
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But in your invincible mind, how do you decide which are frivolous, pray tell?
Ok, it's official. I've read your last two posts and you are just nuts! I've refrained, for the most part, from calling you names and reducing myself to school yard tacticts, but I guess that is all you understand. I was even giving you, sort of, the benefit of the doubt that you were a business owner that had many customers that didn't pay you. Given your belligerent attitude, I'm guessing you would not be very successful in collecting from these clients! But, by all means, if it makes you feel better to call me, or anyone else, names, knock yourself out!
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#44 Jul 12, 2009
Just left of right wrote:
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Ok, it's official. I've read your last two posts and you are just nuts! I've refrained, for the most part, from calling you names and reducing myself to school yard tacticts, but I guess that is all you understand. I was even giving you, sort of, the benefit of the doubt that you were a business owner that had many customers that didn't pay you. Given your belligerent attitude, I'm guessing you would not be very successful in collecting from these clients! But, by all means, if it makes you feel better to call me, or anyone else, names, knock yourself out!
I see. You like to criticize, but you don't know how one should go about separating the wheat from the chaff regarding identifying frivolous lawsuits, now do you? But you just can't say "I don't know." and then shut up, now can you? You just have to keep your jaw yapping and throwing spittle...
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#45 Jul 12, 2009
Furnace wrote:
Everyone should sign up for pre-paid legal. At $24 bucks a month it is the piece of mind that counts.
But have you had experience with them litigating for you? are they any good? Do they do other things besides litigation?

Since: Mar 09

Santa Fe, NM

#46 Jul 12, 2009
soft landing wrote:
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I see. You like to criticize, but you don't know how one should go about separating the wheat from the chaff regarding identifying frivolous lawsuits, now do you? But you just can't say "I don't know." and then shut up, now can you? You just have to keep your jaw yapping and throwing spittle...
I would decide which lawsuits went through the court system and which ones did not. It is black and white no gray areas.
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#47 Jul 12, 2009
Furnace wrote:
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I would decide which lawsuits went through the court system and which ones did not. It is black and white no gray areas.
No, in my mind that wouldn't do it. There's really no suit till a complaint is in the court system and then it can settle fast or be dropped. Do you mean, which ones go all the way to a Court decision? I don't think that works too well as a test, either...

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Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#48 Jul 12, 2009
I think the idea of throwing incompetent or unethical lawyers in jail is brilliant. The only problem is that there are not enough empty cells to hold them all.

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#49 Jul 12, 2009
soft landing wrote:
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I see. You like to criticize, but you don't know how one should go about separating the wheat from the chaff regarding identifying frivolous lawsuits, now do you? But you just can't say "I don't know." and then shut up, now can you? You just have to keep your jaw yapping and throwing spittle...
No that would be you! You are the one that needs to act like a little school girl when confronted with a valid argument. I would wager that most of the people on these forums have a pretty good idea of the definition of frivilous and I would also bet that most would agree you are, at best, exactly that!
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#50 Jul 12, 2009
Just left of right wrote:
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No that would be you! You are the one that needs to act like a little school girl when confronted with a valid argument. I would wager that most of the people on these forums have a pretty good idea of the definition of frivilous and I would also bet that most would agree you are, at best, exactly that!
Stinky old fleebag, aren't you about ready to become violin strings? You are becoming a bore. You wouldn't know a valid argument if it hit you just left of your right ear.
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#51 Jul 12, 2009
Lobo Viejo wrote:
I think the idea of throwing incompetent or unethical lawyers in jail is brilliant. The only problem is that there are not enough empty cells to hold them all.
How true. What about a desert tent city-like prison. Like say, all of west Texas, eastern NM. No that still wouldn't hold em. But we could flash freeze 'em in the antarctic.
mona

Florence, AL

#52 Jul 12, 2009
I just wonder if the lawyer gets money from the other side to do what he does. It's hard enough to find someone you could trust to represent a person but when the lawyer helps the other person get away with murder, I say put him out for good!!!!
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#53 Jul 13, 2009
NWO wrote:
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It sounds like you have been relatively lucky in your life if you have never needed a lawyer but this day in age anything can require one.
A contested divorce will likely require a lawyer especially with kids involved. Applying for disability after an injury or any other problem will require a lawyer. Possibly getting into a car accident itself will involve a lawyer for several reasons to include fighting the cheap insurance companies who may not want to pay much. You might need a lawyer if a medical doctor does a wrong procedure or carelessly screws it up.
In a perfect world lawyers wouldn't be needed. Puritans belief systems are that if you need a lawyer you are wrong or that you have done something bad.
Yes, she has posted many ignorant statements on various threads in line with the seventeenth century rationale of Cotton Mather. She seems a dull, unsophisticated, narrowminded, biblethumping, busybody type.

Consulting a lawyer does not mean one is involved in any "altercations" as she put it, or that one has issues that could EVER conceivably require litigation, but I don't think she has the intelligence, experience or resources or lifestyle to appreciate that fact.
Sick

Grand Canyon, AZ

#54 Jul 13, 2009
soft landing wrote:
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I don't know how they decide how much effort to put into an investigation. But some investigations are very detailed and create thick files. By the time they disbarred Stuart Stein ( hey! he used to be on KOB!) there were very thick files. Other cases too, besides the one that got him disbarred.
But I'm glad you filed a complaint. That can warn away someone else, and they do all add up eventually and begin to attract attention.
It probably would cost a lot of $ for you to get justice, if you could indeed get it. Putting one's trust in a lawyer over one's life issues and being betrayed...well that's really horrible. I hope things go better for you in the future.
Thanks! They will Im going to make sure they do.
soft landing

Albuquerque, NM

#55 Jul 16, 2009
Sick wrote:
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Thanks! They will Im going to make sure they do.
Say, Sick, didja notice yesterday's Albuquerque Journal, July15, pp. C1,C2 article on Fred Jones? one quote:

" The New Mexico Supreme Court suspended Jones from practicing law in 1997 for neglecting cases, taking fees without performing services and mismanagement of trust accounts, among other problems. He was readmitted on probationary status in July 2004 with a supervising attorney designated to oversee his work and report to disciplinary counsel during the first three years of probation."

Sounds like they will now be considering more suspension, or disbarment. I hope for the latter. What year did your incident happen?

Because it may be more important now. You might need to take off work, and I think their hours are limited, but were I in your shoes, I would go to the Disciplinary Board and copy parts of the files and send some letters to the other complainants and maybe have a meeting at a restaurant to discuss Jone's behavior and what you as witnesses to past problems might be able to do about it, if anything. If he is being investigated once again, and I'm sure this new crap means he is, you might all at least write letters asking the Disciplinary Board to give him " the maximum " penalty!

No kidding, heartfelt letters about the pain and hardship he caused can make a difference in what they chose to do with him. Whether you get in touch with the others or not, I encourage you to do that in a new letter based on this new info about him, to remind them he hurt you too, and that you disapprove of what he is doing to the public in risking a mistrial on this murder case. The slime.

Anyone he hurt in the past can now feel more empowered by reminding the Board you cannot forget what he did to you. And anyone out there who has a legitimate problem with Jones, who has not filed a complaint, should do it now!
marc

Albuquerque, NM

#56 Nov 19, 2012
Benjamin montoya was mty best friend still till this day i believe he did nothing wrong but protect his family after a couple car loads of reval gangs came to his house shooting first

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