In New Mexico, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, specialty courts, and appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Appeals, and the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Limited jurisdiction courts include Municipal Courts, Magistrate Courts, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Magistrate Courts and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court both handle civil cases up to $10,000, felony arraignments, misdemeanors, DWI cases, and traffic violations.
Municipal Courts handle petty misdemeanors, DWI cases, traffic violations, and ordinance violations.
Specialty courts include Probate Courts, which handle probate and estate matters; and Tribal Court, which handles Native American matters.
The District Courts are the general jurisdiction trial courts. They are responsible for civil, domestic relations, mental health, misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases.
Use the resources below to access New Mexico statewide District and Magistrate civil & criminal court records; Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court records; Supreme & Appeals Court opinions; federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records; and probate court record databases from available counties.
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