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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02, Sep 2014 - Bloomfield will appeal ruling on city's monument
A federal court that ruled against a Ten Commandments monument at a northwestern New Mexico city has agreed to put its decision on hold until an appeals court hears the case.
02, Sep 2014 - Santa Fe, NM Clayton police investigating prison inmate’s death
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02, Sep 2014 - Lawyer: NM immigrant center like Guantanamo
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico has compared the facility to the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
02, Sep 2014 - NM city to argue 10 Commandments part of history
The small, northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield is choosing orders handed down to Moses over one issued by a judge, but they say it is a matter of history, and not religion.
02, Sep 2014 - Ex-Northern New Mexico College employee files whistleblower suit
A former employee of Northern New Mexico College has sued the Española-based school, claiming he was put on administrative leave and then ousted because he uncovered financial and administrative waste as well as mismanagement of the campus’ technological systems.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge Orders the Removal of Ten Commandments From a New Mexico City Hall
A judge has ruled against a Ten Commandments display located in a New Mexico city hall, deciding in favor of a lawsuit brought by two Wiccans.
02, Sep 2014 - Farmington, NM Reagan Judge Sides with Wiccans to Remove Ten Commandments from City Property
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. – A judge nominated by then-President Ronald Reagan has sided with two New Mexico Wiccans and has ordered that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from city property because it endorses Christianity. U.S. District Judge James A. Parker issued his ruling on Thursday, stating that the 3,000-pound monument violated the First Amendment […]
02, Sep 2014 - Ex-NMSU student accused of shooting threat to be released on bond
LAS CRUCES >> A federal judge set a $5,000 unsecured bond Thursday in the case of a former New Mexico State University student accused of an online threat to carry out an on-campus mass
02, Sep 2014 - With conviction overturned, Las Crucen is released from prison
LAS CRUCES >> It took time, perhaps longer than anticipated, but Las Crucen Daniel Consaul was released Thursday from the Lea County Correctional Facility in southeastern New Mexico.
02, Sep 2014 - Lawyer: immigrants treated like Guantanamo
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico compared the legal limbo of immigrants there to those at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Attorney Pamela Muñoz said at a news conference that like ...
02, Sep 2014 - Driver who crashed into Utah judge on probation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A New Mexico man who crashed his car into a Utah judge riding a bicycle is serving a probation sentence after pleading guilty to reckless driving.
01, Sep 2014 - Rodella warrants unsealed, FBI searched for badges and revolver
A New Mexico District Court judge unsealed search warrants and affidavits related to the federal indictment and subsequent federal search warrant that was served at Rio Arriba Co. Sheriff Tommy Rodella's house.
01, Sep 2014 - 5 things to know about New Mexico's elections
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico voters will be choosing a lot more than a governor this November. They will also be electing a new attorney general and deciding whether Democrats will retain control of the state U.S. Senate seats and the statehouse. Here are five things to know ...
01, Sep 2014 - Santa Fe, NM New Mexico sues over tribal gambling compact
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's administration has sued the federal government to stop the Interior Department from approving a new gambling compact for Pojoaque Pueblo and imposing it on New Mexico.
01, Sep 2014 - Court eyes tossing charges against Memphis woman in NM van shooting
A proposed state appeals court order would dismiss charges against a Tennessee woman whose van was chased and shot at by a New Mexico State Police officer during a chaotic October traffic stop.
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