(4-6-22) Matthew Martin of Santa Fe, New Mexico was charged with four misdemeanor counts: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building during the January 6th, 2021 incident.
Martin’s Defense Attorney was 1970 Celina Grad Dan Cron. Cron said during the trial that Martin saw another person shake a police officer’s hand after entering the Capitol. Martin placed his hand on an officer’s shoulder.
“as a gesture of thanks and of goodwill,”
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden issued the verdict from the bench and acquitted Martin of all four counts for which he was charged.
CBS News You Tube Video
Martin is the third Capitol riot defendant whose case has been resolved by a trial. He is the first of the three to be acquitted of all charges that he faced. The first two Capitol riot trials ended with convictions.
A look at the background of Dan Cron –
Cron practices law in Santa Fe, New Mexico area. Cron is recognized by his peers and was selected to Super Lawyers for 2007 – 2009, 2017 – 2019, 2021. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
Cron chose to pursue a career in law after completing undergraduate studies at Miami (Ohio). He attended The University of Toledo College of Law and graduated in 1980. Cron passed the bar exam and was admitted to legal practice in 1982.
Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in Criminal Law, 1995.
He represents clients with Criminal Defense issues in New Mexico.
Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Super Lawyers,