Jerry Archuleta was born in New Mexico and was raised in California. He earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2011 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is in the process of obtaining his PhD in Psychology from Capella University.
Mr. Archuleta’s legal career as an attorney began at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney and was assigned to the state’s busiest court, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. He prosecuted several misdemeanor offenses to include driving while intoxicated, domestic violence, reckless driving, animal cruelty, shoplifting and harassment.
After spending three years as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Archuleta became an Administrative Law Judge for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, where he conducted investigations on alleged policy and procedure violations by the inmates. He also conducted hearings, completed investigations and determined guilt or innocence of the inmates and then made recommendations for sanctions.
Les Romaine is a native New Mexican from Albuquerque. He earned his law degree from the UNM School of Law in 2011 and he holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of New Mexico.
Mr. Romaine’s legal career began at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney where he developed extensive trial experience in a criminal setting. He began his career in the Metropolitan Court, the state’s busiest court, located in Bernalillo County. Mr. Romaine handled a wide range of misdemeanor offenses to include DWI, domestic violence, animal cruelty, reckless driving, filing a false police report,harassment, shoplifting, assault, battery and unlawful possession of a deadly weapon.
He then moved up to a felony division initially handling a wide several types of property offense to include possession of a controlled substance, auto burglary, commercial burglary, shoplifting, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, robbery, larceny, theft of identity, unlawful use of a credit card, robbery, drug trafficking and aggravated burglary.
Mr. Romaine was then promoted to a serious violent felony division and handled cases to include armed robbery, domestic violence, voluntary manslaughter, second degree murder and capital murder.