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Attorney conviction may be dismissed


December 6, 2017

Attorney Eric Dixon’s 2016 conviction for misdemeanor assault will be dismissed if he successfully completes six months of unsupervised probation, officials said Tuesday.

A six-person jury found the Portales attorney guilty last December of screaming in a man’s face in March 2015. Dixon filed his appeal within days.

On Tuesday, Dixon “entered a plea disposition agreement where (he pleaded) no contest ... and entered a disposition of six months of unsupervised probation pursuant to a deferred sentence,” said 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose, acting as special prosecutor in the matter.

That means charges against Dixon will be dismissed if he successfully completes the terms of the agreement.

“I’ve continued to assert my innocence,” Dixon said on Tuesday.

“I have not entered any plea where I admit that I did anything wrong. I found a threatening note on my client’s windshield and was trying to get assistance.”

Dixon said he and his attorney “didn’t feel that (they) were treated fairly” in court in 2016 and “were able to resolve (the case),” this week.


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