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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17, Sep 2014 - Judge denies Rodella's request to disqualify U.S. Attorney's Office, trial will go forward
During the second day of Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella's preliminary hearing, a New Mexico State Police captain said the department upped charges Rodella because the original charges should not have been classified as a misdemeanor in the first place, and NMSP Chief Pete Kassetas said the department changed the report merely to fix grammatical errors.
17, Sep 2014 - Prosecutor to stay on indicted sheriff case
A federal judge has refused to dismiss U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez from a case involving a northern New Mexico sheriff accused of roughing up a motorist.
17, Sep 2014 - Melrose, NM Serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas
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16, Sep 2014 - SOS Says No to Pot Ballot
By: Julie Ann Grimm Santa Fe County Commissioner says fight is not over Seeking an opinion from voters on marijuana isn't permitted under state law, according to a letter New Mexico's Secretary of State Dianna Duran issued to officials in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Cou
16, Sep 2014 - Albuquerque, NM New Mexico counties warned on immigrant detentions
ALBUQUERQUE >> New Mexico's county jails may face litigation from inmates kept in custody for no other grounds than receiving a hold request from federal immigration authorities.
16, Sep 2014 - Santa Fe Co. Commission approves La Bajada moratorium, will petition Duran's pot decision
The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the county attorney to take legal action via the New Mexico Supreme Court against the Secretary of State's Office in order to try and get a proposed advisory question on marijuana decriminalization on November's ballot.
16, Sep 2014 - Court hearing today in death of bicyclist
A 21-year-old University of New Mexico student and former La Cueva High School soccer player is sche ...
16, Sep 2014 - New Mexico sheriff hit with new indictment
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff is facing a new federal indictment connected to an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a motorist injured, according to court papers made public Wednesday.
16, Sep 2014 - Family in fed firearms case eyes high court help
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Three New Mexico family members convicted of making false statements connected to a firearms sting want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case. The Las Cruces Suns-New reports ( that defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son ...
16, Sep 2014 - Rodella’s attorney to question State Police
The New Mexico State Police chief and two other high-ranking officers have been subpoenaed to federa ...
16, Sep 2014 - NM Supreme Court schedules hearing on pot, tax advisory questions
The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a stay on the mailing of voting ballots this coming weekend, and scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 23 to decide whether or not advisory questions on marijuana decriminalization and a mental-health services tax will be on November's ballot.
16, Sep 2014 - Sun-News, New Mexico In Depth appeal ruling that lets health audit stay secret
Two news organizations are asking the New Mexico Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling allowing last year's audit of 15 health organizations to remain secret.
16, Sep 2014 - Family in firearms case seeks high court review
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Three New Mexico family members convicted of making false statements connected to a firearms sting want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case. Defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese have petitioned the nation's highest ...
16, Sep 2014 - County Commission counters state on pot poll
Officials will have to wait a little longer to mail out this year’s general election ballots, after the New Mexico Supreme Court scheduled an emergency hearing for Sept. 24.
16, Sep 2014 - Santa Fe County sues over marijuana ballot dispute
A second New Mexico county is asking the state's highest court to allow a nonbinding advisory question over marijuana on the November general election ballot.
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