Student Advocate General Grecia Martinez’s domestic violence charge has been dismissed, according to Santa Barbara court records.

Martinez is the Associated Students Student Advocate General. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Martinez declined to provide a statement for this story, and her lawyer could not be reached for comment.

The Nexus reported in May that Martinez, a 21-year-old and then third-year at UC Santa Barbara, was being tried in criminal court for two separate cases: driving under the influence and corporal injury of a spouse/cohabitant.

She was initially arrested in February for the domestic violence charge and again in March for the DUI charge.

She was being tried as a defendant against the People of the State of California and pled not guilty in the domestic violence charge, according to court records.

Martinez’s settlement conference for the domestic violence charge was initially scheduled to be held in September, but now has been “vacated,” or canceled, according to court records.

There has been no update on the status of the DUI case as of Friday.

Martinez was elected in April as the Student Advocate General (S.A.G.), a position with UCSB’s Associated Students. Within the Office of the Student Advocate, she works to help students who “face charges from the University in housing, academic, social conduct, and public interest matters,” according to the OSA website.


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