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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19, Oct 2014 - New Mexico ex-jail administrator's lawsuit tossed
A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Curry County jail administrator.
19, Oct 2014 - Court upholds convictions despite jury sorting
A New Mexico appellate court has upheld murder and other convictions for a woman who claimed she was denied a fair trial because a court clerk's policy segregated potential jurors who spoke only Spanish.
19, Oct 2014 - No new gambling compact for NM tribe
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A federal judge rules against a New Mexico tribe trying to get a new gambling compact. Friday a U.S. District Judge inv…
19, Oct 2014 - Rio Arriba, NM Ousted Rio Arriba County sheriff seeks new trial
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) – A northern New Mexico sheriff ousted from office for refusing to resign after being convicted of abusing a driver duri…
18, Oct 2014 - NM Supreme Court: Pot advisory questions allowed on Santa Fe, Bernalillo Co. ballots
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Friday that ballot advisory questions relating to the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties will be allowed on November's ballot.
18, Oct 2014 - NM Supreme Court OKs marijuana ballot questions
The state Supreme Court is allowing two New Mexico counties to poll voters about lowering marijuana penalties. The court on Friday ordered Secretary of State Dianna Duran to place the advisory questions on November general election ballots in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. The counties want to survey their voters on whether they support decriminalizing marijuana. Bernalillo County also plans ...
18, Oct 2014 - Curry, NM Judges deliver harsh criticism of district court’s jury process
The 9th Judicial District Court’s practice of segregating Spanish-only speaking jurors into one panel to save money on interpreters is the target of harsh criticism from the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
18, Oct 2014 - Rodella lawyer files motion for new trial; claims Tafoya, other witness lied under oath
Robert Gorence, the lawyer for former Rio Arriba Co. sheriff Tommy Rodella filed a motion for a new trial Friday in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico.
18, Oct 2014 - Denver immigration judges taking over hearings for mothers, children held at New Mexico center
DENVER — 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.
18, Oct 2014 - GovBeat: Two New Mexico counties may ask voters about marijuana, state supreme court says
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18, Oct 2014 - New Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway house where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.
17, Oct 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
17, Oct 2014 - Federal court refuses to referee pot ballot measure dispute
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:30 pm | Updated: 11:02 am, Fri Sep 19, 2014. ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge refused Thursday to referee a legal fight over whether two New Mexico counties can put nonbinding questions about marijuana and taxes on the November general election ballot.
17, Oct 2014 - New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact
A federal judge has ruled against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department.
17, Oct 2014 - Trial for Jenna Farrey, mother of baby found buried in desert, postponed
The trial for the mother of a 5-month-old boy believed to be found buried in the New Mexico desert last year has been delayed until 2015.
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