Judge Robles Retiring Under Disciplinary Order

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Robert Robles has agreed to retire under an agreement approved by the state Supreme Court for disciplining him over a drunken driving offense.

Robles pleaded guilty in March to drunken driving. It was his first offense. The Supreme Court suspended him after his arrest in February in Albuquerque.

In an order issued Monday, the court approved a disciplinary agreement between Robles and the Judicial Standards Commission. He will retire on June 1 and will never run for or seek appointment to a judicial office. The court also formally reprimanded Robles, who was appointed to the appeals court in 2008 by then Gov. Bill Richardson.

Before his appointment, Robles had served 17 years as a judge in the Third Judicial District in Las Cruces.

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