Gutierrez Decision PDF Brief

When facing hefty fines and prison sentences, two former public officials turned to the Sitterly Law Firm to help them win their cases.

New Mexico’s Attorney General alleged that these former public officials violated the ethical principles outlined in the Governmental Conduct Act (GCA) and, as stated in this agreement, were to face criminal charges. After the District Court dismissed these charges, the state appealed to the Court of Appeals and again to the state’s Supreme Court to bring criminal charges against Sitterly’s clients. Through Nick Sitterly’s thorough understanding of our state’s laws and how they are applied, his clients proved that their ethical violations were not criminal violations in accordance with how the GCA was written.