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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18, Dec 2014 - Mesilla, NM Suspected FSU gunman was attorney in Las Cruces
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18, Dec 2014 - Prosecutor investigated amid police shootings
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17, Dec 2014 - Sandoval, NM Vegas man sentenced in New Mexico crime spree
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17, Dec 2014 - Sandoval, NM Las Vegas man sentenced in New Mexico crime spree
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17, Dec 2014 - Dona Ana, NM 21 years in prison for assault on NM sheriff’s deputy
LAS CRUCES — A man convicted of assaulting a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 21 years in... more »
17, Dec 2014 - Oriana Ferrell pleads not guilty in new indictment
A Tennessee woman accused of running from New Mexico State Police with her five children in her van was back in the Taos County Courthouse Tuesday. Oriana Ferrell’s story caught national attention in 2013, when dashcam video was released that showed bullets flying at her van as she drove off.
17, Dec 2014 - New Mexico Attorney General’s Office dismisses appeal in Hopi Street shooting case
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17, Dec 2014 - Judge refuses to shut down Lyft in New Mexico
A New Mexico judge has refused to bar a ride-hailing service from operating in the state, saying a state regulator's authority is unclear. State District Judge Raymond Ortiz declined Thursday to enforce ...
17, Dec 2014 - Dona Ana, NM Man gets prison for assault on NM sheriff's deputy
A man convicted of assaulting a New Mexico sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
16, Dec 2014 - Pueblo, feds appealing ruling on gambling compact
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16, Dec 2014 - Guilty Plea from Former Iowa State Student in Smuggling Case
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