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Guide to Law Online: U.S. New Mexico


In New Mexico, the judiciary has four general levels. The Probate Court, Municipal Court, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, and Magistrate Court are the lowest level courts, focusing on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, misdemeanor offenses, and probate matters. The New Mexico District Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The New Mexico Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The New Mexico Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.