Skip to comments.Attorney Chip Venie Wins Two More Jury Trials: One Aggravated Battery (Clovis NM)
Posted on 09/17/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT by marktwain
ALBUQUERQUE- David Chipman Chip Venie, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico, won two more major cases at trial recently: one aggravated DWI and one aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Criminal defense attorney Chip Venie was able to improve his overall trial record to an astounding 49-6 (16-1 in New Mexico).
State v. Holt, D-905-CR-2011- 00640, was an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon case in Clovis, New Mexico at the District Court at 701 N. Main Street, before Judge Ted Hartley. The defendant, R. Holt, was accused of bashing a mans head in with a shotgun. In State v. Holt, Chip Venie was able to show that all three witnesses in the case, Alvin Stacy, Tim Stacy, and Lee Lupo (owner of Sparkle Cleaners in Clovis, New Mexico), were not telling the entire truth. Criminal defense attorney Chip Venie showed Mr. Holt was the actual victim and acted only in self defense. The case went to jury on August 9, 2012. The jury came back with a not guilty in less than half an hour. Chip Venie was able to obtain a complete exoneration (not guilty) for Mr. Holt. The trial judge was Teddy Hartley and the prosecutor was Wil Greig and Matt Chandler.
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Why would you have heard of either of these cases, both rather trivial in the scheme of things?
The write-ups don’t even tell you anything of substance.
Consider the source - prweb.com
IOW, someone just pimped this lawyer on FR and the mods missed it.
I guess if I lived in NM< it would be worth knowing about this guy, but on a National board, just a drive by posting.
A quota system for DWIs, man they are really going to great lengths to screw over people.
I think it is interesting that a man is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, is brought to trial with a jury, and is found not guilty in half an hour by a jury of his peers on the basis of self defense.
Very few cases go to a jury trial. Most are plea bargained. The fact that this case was won, and was decided by the jury so quickly, shows that it should never have been brought to trial at all.
Once again, Chip Venie was able to show the jury that the police officer, Officer Dominic Martinez of the Albuquerque Police Department was lying and was motivated by money and the DWI quota in Albuquerque, rather than by any sense of justice or pursuit of justice. Chip Venie showed that Officer Martinez made over $107,000 in 2011, with $57,000 coming in DWI overtime. Chip Venie also exposed the DWI Quota system maintained by the Albuquerque Police Department.
It's always good to publicize the jurisdictions and and names of cops that are holding a finger down on the scales of justice.
It may be that even more DWI arrests need to be made. The latest incident was a drunk driver who plowed into Saturday's state fair parade running over a girl's foot and knocking over another.
Actually, it may be more a problem with the judicial system which has a revolving door approach, and until a repeat drunk driver kills or injures another he/she continues as before.
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