Courts in New Mexico
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New Mexico State Courts: The New Mexico state court system has four courts at its lowest level. These are the New Mexico Magistrate's Courts, Municipal Courts, Probate Courts, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. If you file a small claims case in New Mexico, this will be heard in either Magistrate's Court or the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The next highest courts in the system are the New Mexico District Courts, which hear a variety of cases including those related to torts, contracts, real property, mental health, domestic relations, juvenile matters, probate/estates, felony and misdemeanor charges, and other types of general civil cases. The New Mexico court appellate courts include the Court of Appeals and the New Mexico Supreme Court. Information regarding New Mexico's State Courts can be found on the Judicial Branch of New Mexico's website at http://www.nmcourts.gov/. If you're trying to determine if someone has a criminal record in New Mexico, or are looking for New Mexico court records, you can use the Case Lookup online database at http://www2.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app. This New Mexico public records database also provides information regarding DWI charges in New Mexico.
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24, Nov 2014 - Santa Fe, NM 5 more sue Archdiocese of Santa Fe over abuse
Five more victims are suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and are accusing priests of sexual abusing them as young children and teens decades ago. The lawsuits filed in New Mexico State District Court in Albuquerque come as more than two dozen victims have made similar claims in recent years against priests in court documents. According to the latest lawsuits, three of the victims were abused by ...
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24, Nov 2014 - Lea, NM Suit: New Mexico deputies didn't protect slain man
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24, Nov 2014 - Report: New Mexico missing key front court piece until likely December
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24, Nov 2014 - Federal appeals court hears Jemez Pueblo's claim to Valles Caldera land
Jemez Pueblo Gov. Joshua Madalena speaks to dozens of his fellow tribal members after attorneys for the tribe presented oral arguments before a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at The University of New Mexico Law School in Albuquerque on Thursday.
24, Nov 2014 - OSU sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot
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23, Nov 2014 - Albuquerque, NM Editorial: Journal recommendations for District, Metro courts
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23, Nov 2014 - Albuquerque, NM Editorial: Retain appellate judges; Explain all key decisions
Four New Mexico appellate judges stand for retention in this year's general election: Supreme Court Justice Edward L. Chavez and Court of Appeals Judges Cynthia A. Fry, Linda M. Vanzi and Jim Wechsler.
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