My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Mexico
After being invited to attend a parade on child abuse on an indian reservation by a tribal member the tribal police arrested me for trespassing. The arresting officer never showed up for court even when the judge reset the case twice at his request. The case was dismissed because the officer was never present, last month. The tribal police have now refiled the complaint against me and an arraignment has been scheduled. Does this restart the 6 month rule since I am supposed to appear at an arraignment? It was originally done in May. This is not fair since the case was already dismissed. I was arrested and treated like crap for no reason other than my race, as a tribal police officer advised me when she took me to jail, "This is what the Spanish did to us." This is an injustice to fundamental fairness and due process of law. Native American Tribe are going too far with the abuse of police power as it relates to Tribal Sovereignty. The Governor of this tribe has also been convicted of "DUI" (driving while intoxicated) in a neighboring jurisdiction which should disqualify him for his position as governor of this tribe, according to their own Tribal Constitution. Is their any way double jeopardy can apply?