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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26, Jan 2015 - Chicano activist Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at age 88
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, has died at age 88. Family representative Estela Reyes-Lopez says
26, Jan 2015 - Santa Fe, NM Retiring Chaves Co. Sheriff recounts experiences during 1980 Santa Fe prison riot
One of the last officers still active that responded to the 1980 prison riot is retiring. Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon was one of the first responding officers at the New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe on February 2, 1980. He described the gruesome scene to KOB Eyewitness News 4 Tuesday.
26, Jan 2015 - UTEP cheerleading coach arrested on DWI charge in Albuquerque
EL PASO, Texas – According to court records, the University of Texas at El Paso’s cheerleading coach was arrested on a drunken driving charge in New Mexico as the team prepares for its bowl game in Albuquerque. Court records show David Vasquez
26, Jan 2015 - New Mexico court rules on immigration consequences
The New Mexico Supreme Court says it's not enough that a defendant hears in court that pleading guilty could result in deportation.
26, Jan 2015 - Former New Mexico sheriff sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal road rage case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.
26, Jan 2015 - Alabama signs ex-Georgia lineman Taylor, despite arrest
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.
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26, Jan 2015 - Chicano movement leader Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88 - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Pentecostal preacher turned activist who led a violent raid of a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 88.
26, Jan 2015 - Santa Fe, NM Prosecutors seek $250K fine for convicted former sheriff
SANTA FE (AP) – Federal prosecutors want a judge to impose a $250,000 fine and a stiff prison sentence on a former New Mexico sheriff. Forme…
26, Jan 2015 - Trial for Prescott murder suspect to begin this week
A jury will begin hearing testimony this week in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his lover's husband in Prescott and dumping his body at a New Mexico airport.
26, Jan 2015 - Santa Fe, NM Prosecutors seek $250,000 fine for convicted former sheriff
Federal prosecutors want a judge to impose a $250,000 fine and a stiff prison sentence on a former New Mexico sheriff.
26, Jan 2015 - Assisted suicide case goes to New Mexico appeals court
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26, Jan 2015 - Ex-New Mexico lawman gets 10 years in bizarre road rage case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.
26, Jan 2015 - Stage being set for next step in Arizona prison break case
The stage is being set for a Mohave County Superior Court sentencing of the accomplice in an Arizona prison break that resulted in the killings in New Mexico of an Oklahoma couple.
26, Jan 2015 - Domestic violence advocates push to define strangulation in existing law
Carlos Martinez is a prime example of why domestic violence advocates are trying get strangulation and suffocation clearly defined in New Mexico law. Martinez is accused of strangling his girlfriend's 14-year-old son. The judge gave the convicted felon a $100,000 cash-only bond, but since strangulation isn’t specifically outlined in our criminal or civil code, domestic violence advocates fear ...
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