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 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 This New Mexico public records database also provides information regarding DWI charges in New Mexico.
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28, Mar 2015 - San Juan, NM Judge again denies businessman's request for reduced bond
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28, Mar 2015 - Santa Fe, NM Franklin County native reappointed as state mine inspector
Terence Foreback, left, is given his oath of office from New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Richard Bosson. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has reappointed Foreback as the State Mine Inspector responsible for the safety of the state's miners.
28, Mar 2015 - NM appeals court rules against teen's suit over climate, greenhouse gases
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28, Mar 2015 - San Juan, NM Farmington man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder
Editors Note APNewsNow. Corrects 3rd graf to read "sentencing hearing" ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ A Farmington man has become the fourth person to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the 2013 kidnapping and killing of a Navajo woman in New Mexico.
28, Mar 2015 - Prison break accomplice back in AZ for sentencing
According to court documents filed Thursday, Casslynn Welch is being held in Mohave County Jail after being in federal custody in New Mexico.
28, Mar 2015 - Judge rules in favor of New Mexico's closed primary system
A New Mexico District Court judge has upheld the state's closed primary system against a challenge from an independent voter.
28, Mar 2015 - Santa Fe, NM Senate vacancy debate lands before New Mexico Supreme Court
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez and commissioners in four counties aren't moving fast enough to fill a vacant Senate seat as the New Mexico Legislature enters the final days of the session, a group of registered voters charged in an emergency petition filed with the state Supreme Court. ...
27, Mar 2015 - Historian wants Billy the Kid death certificate issued to put tales to rest
An Arizona academic is asking a New Mexico court to order a death certificate for Billy the Kid to settle questions about whether the infamous outlaw was actually killed in 1881.
27, Mar 2015 - Gov. asks court to reject tribe's request for gambling compact
SANTA FE >> New Mexico's governor is asking the state Supreme Court to reject an Oklahoma-based tribe's request to order her to sign a gambling compact with the tribe.
27, Mar 2015 - Los Lunas, NM Settlement reached in suit against wife of New Mexico wife
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A settlement has ended a civil trial in a former high school assistant principal's lawsuit against Janet Neal, wife of University of New Mexico basketball coach Craig Neal. Terms of the settlement that ended the trial Tuesday were not disclosed. Susana Stanojevic had accused Janet Neal ...
27, Mar 2015 - Judge: Giving back is the key to success
District Judge Donna Mowrer told those attending a Women’s History Month luncheon Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University the most important key to success is to give back.
27, Mar 2015 - Curry, NM Former Melrose, New Mexico Coach Sentenced for Sex Crimes with Student
Despite pleas from family and even her victim, a former Melrose high school volleyball coach convicted of sexual assault will serve three years in prison.
27, Mar 2015 - Arizona prison break accomplice sentenced to 20 years
Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn agreed to sentence Welch after she resolved federal carjacking and murder charges that stemmed from her time on the lam in New Mexico
26, Mar 2015 - New York man gets prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico
A New York man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for marijuana trafficking in New Mexico.
26, Mar 2015 - New Mexico judge accused of racial slur
A New Mexico judge is accused of making offensive jokes about a racism scandal while on the job. The public defender's office wants him off …
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