A state judge on Monday scheduled a two-day trial to start Nov. 18, though it could get pushed back to December if scheduling conflicts arise.
Martinez, an Española Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2001, has entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of aggravated DWI stemming from a June 28 traffic crash. He has said he does not plan to resign from the Legislature, even if convicted.
The veteran senator also recently said he feels he can still serve ably as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying the experience could end up making him a “better senator.”
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