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, Oct 2014 - No new gambling compact for NM tribe
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A federal judge rules against a New Mexico tribe trying to get a new gambling compact. Friday a U.S. District Judge inv…
24, Oct 2014 - New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center Begins A New Initiative Focused On Ensuring Diagnosed Victim
The New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center has launched a new initiative focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in New Mexico, or their family members have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, especially if the diagnosed victim was exposed to asbestos while working at a military base or at a power plant. For more information a ...
24, Oct 2014 - 911 tape barred from Benjamin Hilburn murder trial
The case against a New Mexico boy accused of shooting his father in the head just lost a key piece of evidence. Benjamin Hilburn was 10 years old when his father died in 2009. This week, the New Mexico State Court of Appeals ruled the 911 call the boy made the night of his father’s death cannot be used as evidence. Prosecutors say that’s a big hit to their case. “I was so over my head, I shot ...
23, Oct 2014 - New Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway house where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.
23, Oct 2014 - Roosevelt, NM Judges deliver harsh criticism of district court’s jury process
The 9th Judicial District Court’s practice of segregating Spanish-only speaking jurors into one panel to save money on interpreters is the target of harsh criticism from the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
23, Oct 2014 - 911 tape barred at trial of boy accused of killing father
A state appeals court has barred 911 recordings in a case of a 10-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his father, whom defense attorney say abused him for year.
23, Oct 2014 - Santa Fe, NM NM commission sued over alleged meetings violations in Gila deliberations
Norm Gaume, former head of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, filed suit Wednesday charging his former agency with violating... more »
23, Oct 2014 - New Mexico man in police force case heads to court
A New Mexico man who accused a Clovis police officer of using excessive force is scheduled to appear in court on misdemeanor charges stemming from the heated traffic stop.
23, Oct 2014 - 911 tape barred at trial of boy accused in killing
A state appeals court has barred 911 recordings in a case of a 10-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing... more »
23, Oct 2014 - OSU sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Powerhouse Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University, claiming the Aggies have plagiarized its pistol-packing mascot. The federal lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Western Oklahoma says the
23, Oct 2014 - Santa Fe, NM State’s historic Supreme Court could get $746K makeover
The New Mexico Supreme Court building, shown Thursday, is set for a $746,000 face-lift that aims to retain the historic building’s appearance.
22, Oct 2014 - Nowhere Fast
By: Andrew Thompson An ambitious plan to streamline state driving records took a wrong turn and stalled out'in court Earlier this fall, the US Department of Transportation released a report that indicates New Mexico, in figure after figure, is a dangerous place to drive. The state has a crash rate that is 63 percent higher than the national average, more traffic fatalities per 100,000 people ...
22, Oct 2014 - New Mexico still processing back pay for workers
SANTA FE — New Mexico officials continue to struggle to provide court-ordered back pay to thousands of current or retired... more »
22, Oct 2014 - Editorial: Selections for Appeals, Metropolitan Courts
These are the Journal recommendations for contested races in the Nov. 4 general election for the New Mexico Court of Appeals, a statewide race, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.
22, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma, wants NMSU to ...
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