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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12, Oct 2014 - Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Ubre in New Mexico
A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.
12, Oct 2014 - Jury Awards $3.5 Million in Fresno Wrongful Death Case
FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury in the Superior Court of Fresno County, California, returned a $3.5 million verdict today in favor of the family of Amarjit Khunkhun, who died in March 2010 in a truck fire that occurred on 1-40 W near San Jon, New Mexico.  A transmission leak caused the fire underneath the cab of the truck that Khunkhun had been driving. The truck was owned by ...
12, Oct 2014 - Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Uber in New Mexico
A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.
12, Oct 2014 - Santa Fe County sues over marijuana ballot dispute
SANTA FE (AP) – A second New Mexico county has asked the state’s highest court to allow a nonbinding advisory question about marijuana penal…
12, Oct 2014 - Santa Fe, NM N.M. satanist sues state prison for behind-bars ban on devil worship
A satanist in New Mexico who is serving jail time for aggravated assault filed a lawsuit against the state Correction's Department, alleging prison authorities have unconstitutionally barred him from worshiping Satan. Bernard Pritchard, 64, filed the suit in Santa Fe's 1st Judicial District Court against the department, the prison chaplain ...
12, Oct 2014 - Serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas
Darrell Maurina A Clovis resident received an eight-year prison sentence on Friday in connection with the 2001 stabbing death of Kenneth Smith.
11, Oct 2014 - Las Cruces, NM Balderas, Riedel vie to be state's next attorney general
LAS CRUCES >> What New Mexico needs in its next attorney general is someone with vast trial experience, the mindset of a prosecutor and the proven ability to lead a team of lawyers, Susan
11, Oct 2014 - Ranchers ask court to block fencing to aid mouse
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico ranchers are asking a federal judge to block the Forest Service from fencing off riparian areas in two national forests to protect the habitat of a tiny mouse. The Albuquerque Journal ( ) reports that the requested temporary restraining order would apply ...
11, Oct 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.
11, Oct 2014 - New Mexico governor rivals spar in Spanish debate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Political rivals for New Mexico governor faced off in a Spanish debate Monday, a rare event that nonetheless marked an emerging trend as Republicans and Democrats around the U.S. court Hispanic voters.
11, Oct 2014 - Bernalillo, NM Albuquerque man gets prison in crack cocaine case
An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in New Mexico.
11, Oct 2014 - New Mexico immigration lockup draws criticism
ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. And detainees are pleading their cases over a video link with judges in Denver.
11, Oct 2014 - State’s historic Supreme Court to 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.
11, Oct 2014 - Denver judges consider border immigration cases
DENVER (AP) — While her 5-year-old son slept in her arms, a woman from El Salvador spoke of fleeing the sexual harassment of violent gang members, as immigration judges in Denver began video proceedings Monday in asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center.
11, Oct 2014 - Albuquerque, NM Federal judge bounces ballot case back to state court
A federal judge bounced the ballot issue that has pitted two New Mexico counties against the secretary of state back... more »
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