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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26, Nov 2014 - Otero, NM Ex-corrections officer from El Paso pleads guilty in New Mexico drug case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former corrections officer at a state prison in southern New Mexico has pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling drugs into the penal facility.
26, Nov 2014 - Taos, NM Woman who led New Mexico police on chase indicted second time
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A woman who last year led New Mexico police on a car chase in which shots were fired by officers at her minivan with five children inside has been indicted on multiple charges for a second time, her lawyer said on Friday. Oriana Farrell, 40, was indicted by a Taos County grand jury on Thursday on charges of felony child abuse, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement ...
26, Nov 2014 - Lea, NM Family of New Mexico man who was beaten to death sues, alleging deputies could have done more
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The family of a New Mexico man who was abducted from his home and beaten to death in attack that also left another man dead has sued the local sheriff's office, alleging that deputies failed to protect their relative.
26, Nov 2014 - San Juan, NM New Mexico court to hear death sentence appeals
SANTA FE — New Mexico’s only inmates facing possible execution want the state’s highest court to declare their death sentences... more »
26, Nov 2014 - Jenna Farrey, mother suspected of burying son in desert, stands trial in 2015
EL PASO, Texas - A mother suspected of burying her infant son in the New Mexico desert appeared in court Thursday morning. Jenna Farrey appeared before 384th District Judge Patrick Garcia for a pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. Farrey and her husband, Fort Bl
26, Nov 2014 - Otero, NM Former guard pleads guilty in New Mexico drug case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former corrections officer at a state prison in southern New Mexico has pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling drugs into the penal facility. According to the office, Delgadillo was the last of six defendants to enter a guilty plea in this case.
26, Nov 2014 - Rio Arriba, NM New proceedings begin in case of ousted sheriff
A federal judge has proceedings to determine whether a former northern New Mexico sheriff is entitled to a new trial in a civil rights case that resulted in his ouster from office.
25, Nov 2014 - Santa Fe, NM Murderers’ attorneys call death penalty unconstitutional
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The state’s last two inmates on death row are asking the state’s highest court to get them off the list. New Mexico’…
25, Nov 2014 - Dona Ana, NM Authorities nab man for alleged 1997 Anthony, N.M., rape
LAS CRUCES >> A man charged in the 1997 rape and beating of an Anthony, New Mexico, woman has been arrested and is now awaiting trial.
25, Nov 2014 - Santa Fe, NM Ex-con sues to dig on Old Main grounds
SANTA FE (KRQE) - Old Main was New Mexico’s most notorious prison, and now one of its former residents is making some startling allegations …
25, Nov 2014 - Immigrant rights group sues over jail detention
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. >> Three immigrants backed by an advocacy group are suing a northwestern New Mexico county for detaining them in jail on immigration holds.
25, Nov 2014 - AG's Office asks state high court to remove Raphaelson
The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is asking the state Supreme Court to remove District Judge Sheri Raphaelson from the bench by Jan. 1, 2015.
25, Nov 2014 - Victim sexually assaulted by former Las Cruces officer speaks exclusively to 4 Investigates
A New Mexico police officer who confessed to sexually assaulting an underage intern inside his squad car is going to prison for a long time. The victim, Diana Guerrero, granted an exclusive interview to KOB's Chris Ramirez, and says she's finished looking backward and has come a long way since the incident.
25, Nov 2014 - Albuquerque, NM Attorney: If pulled over for speeding, go to court
For law enforcement in New Mexico, speeding is speeding.
25, Nov 2014 - Lea, NM Roswell woman sentenced for meth trafficking
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – A Roswell woman will serve nearly six years in a federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in New Mexico. Prosecut…
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