Judge Leticia Astacio was finally convicted of DWI for an incident that occurred in February, 2016.
I've already blogged about that.
According to the D&C, Canandaigua City Court Judge Stephen Aronson issued his ruling and sentenced Astacio to a one-year conditional discharge. She also will lose her driver's license for six months, must have an ignition interlock installed on her vehicle and pay fines and surcharges.
He didn't believe her story, or rather, her defense attorney's story, that she wasn't driving drunk and that no crash had occurred.
Ed Fiandach never explained about the flat tires, the extensive front end damage to her vehicle or her behavior towards the state trooper who investigated the scene and questioned her.
Fiandach would have us believe that they were all figments of Trooper Chris Kowalski's imagination.
Astacio will appeal her conviction, of course.
Regardless of whether she appeals or not, if she keeps her nose clean for a year, her conviction will be expunged from her record. It won't be expunged from the memories of the good citizens of our fair city. That is something that nobody can legislate in America. Yet.
She got off light, since there's really no way to remove her from her position as City Court Judge.
Nobody ever expected that Astacio would do jail time, either. Orange jump suits just aren't her color.