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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28, Jul 2014 - Dona Ana, NM Lawsuit: Inmate left untreated in New Mexico jail
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In the latest in a series of high-profile New Mexico lawsuits over solitary confinement, a Tennessee man who suffers from bipolar disorder claims he was denied his medication and left untreated in a filthy cell. The lawsuit filed recently in U.S. District Court in ...
28, Jul 2014 - Albuquerque, NM New Mexico murder defendant arrested again
A man awaiting trial for murder in Bernalillo County has been arrested on allegations that he tried to arrange to have sex with a minor.
28, Jul 2014 - U.S. court backs government demand for names of 'straw buyers' of guns
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday backed a federal government demand that firearms dealers in four southwestern border states report "straw buyers" suspected of purchasing multiple weapons for Mexican drug gangs. The demand sent to gun dealers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas is part of "Project Gunrunner," a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...
28, Jul 2014 - Sandoval, NM Pronews 7 Investigates: Behind Bars in Clovis
Another lawsuit was filed this week in U.S. District court in New Mexico alleging that the injury of an inmate while in jail at the Curry County Detention Center. The jail in Clovis made national headlines after a jail break 2008, and has been attempting to improve its reputation ever since. On this edition of Pronews 7 investigates, Behind Bars in Clovis, we looked at the progress the jail has ...
28, Jul 2014 - New Mexico boy, 12, to be sentenced in shooting
ROSWELL, N.M. — A 12-year-old boy who pleaded no contest to opening fire in a New Mexico middle school gym and injuring two students is scheduled to be sentenced. The boy is expected Wednesday to appear in court for the Jan. 14 shooting at a Roswell middle school. As a juvenile, he faces possible detention until he's 21 years old. However, KRQE-TV reports the boy's lawyers are asking that he be ...
28, Jul 2014 - Farmington, NM New Mexico VA Health Care System official seeks judge for veterans court
FARMINGTON — A local official with the New Mexico VA Health Care System is working to create a specialized court that would provide treatment and support for veterans charged with criminal offenses.
28, Jul 2014 - Texas hospital reaches $1.1 million settlement with New Mexico woman over body cavity search
EL PASO, Texas — A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1 million settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials after she was subjected to a body cavity search, her attorneys said Monday.
28, Jul 2014 - Dona Ana, NM Lawsuit: Tenn. man left untreated in New Mexico jail
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest in a series of high-profile New Mexico lawsuits over solitary confinement, a Tennessee man who suffers from bipolar disorder claims he was denied his medication and left untreated in a filthy cell.The lawsuit filed recently in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque says Michael Faziani, 57, was thrown in a Sierra County solitary confinement jail cell for days ...
28, Jul 2014 - Sierra County sued over solitary treatment
Jail is the latest in New Mexico to be accused of inmate mistreatment
28, Jul 2014 - Hospital settles with New Mexico woman over search - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1 million settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials after she was subjected to a body cavity search, her attorneys said Monday.
28, Jul 2014 - Hospital settles with New Mexico woman over search
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1 million settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials after she was subjected to a body cavity search, her attorneys said Monday.
28, Jul 2014 - Farmington, NM Cities in San Juan County court tourists to visit the Four Corners
FARMINGTON — A recent study concluded that New Mexico is the 14th best state for a road trip. For local communities, the challenge becomes drawing those travelers to the Four Corners area.
28, Jul 2014 - Maximum term for New Mexico boy in school shooting
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge rejected pleas for leniency Wednesday and handed down the maximum sentence for a then-12-year-old boy who opened fire in a Roswell middle school gym earlier this year, injuring two students.
27, Jul 2014 - Court: Police need search warrant for motel trash
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico police need a warrant to search garbage placed in a motel dumpster, the state’s highest court ruled Monday.…
27, Jul 2014 - Tax lightning continues
Home buyers in Lincoln County often complain about the state's "tax lightning" approach to property taxes, but the New Mexico Supreme Court June 30, upheld the acquisition-value taxation policy and reversed, in part, an appeals court ruling.
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