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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Rio Rancho Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Sandoval County, New Mexico, and resources applicable to all courts in New Mexico.
Searching Case Records
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Case Records
Search Rio Rancho Municipal Court case records by name, attorney, judge, case number, citation number, warrant number, license plate number, or police reference. Click "Log In" to start, then click Searches and select a search type, or click Cases and select Criminal Case to search criminal cases by year and case number.
New Mexico Court Case Records
Search New Mexico District, Magistrate, Metropolitan, and Municipal Court case records by name or case number. Additional options for the name search include driver license number, date or year of birth, court type, court location, case category, and filing or hearing date range. DWI cases may be searched separately by name. Municipal Court cases are limited to criminal domestic violence and DWI convictions.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Calendar
Search the Rio Rancho Municipal Court calendar. Click "Log In" to start, then click Scheduling in the menu bar at the top of the page. Select Court Calendar to search the calendar, or select Weekly Calendar to view the weekly calendar.
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Schedule
View the weekly schedule of hearing types for Rio Rancho Municipal Court.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New Mexico Attorney General legal opinions and advisory letters by keyword, or view and download by year and topic. Click "Adivsory Letters" in the left column to access the advisory letters.
Judicial Conduct Advisory Opinions
View advisory opinions on judicial conduct and ethics from the New Mexico Judicial Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct by opinion number, topic, date, and summary.
Forms and related information
New Mexico Court Forms
View and download New Mexico District, Magistrate, Metropolitan, Municipal, Probate, and family law forms. Form topics include civil, criminal, domestic relations, landlord-tenant ("Owner-Resident Relations Act") and property. Forms are arranged by New Mexico Statutes ("Code") section.
Online fine payments
Pay Rio Rancho Municipal Court Fines
Pay Rio Rancho Municipal Court fines online by citation number or case number, and date of birth. A service fee applies.
Pay New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Citations
Pay New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division citation penalty assessment fees online by date of birth and driver's license or citation number. Click "Pay a Ticket/Citation" under "Other Services" to access the payment system.
Self help, legal research, general information
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Warrant Information
View instructions for clearing a bench warrant in Rio Rancho Municipal Court.
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Rules
View the local rules of Rio Rancho Municipal Court.
13th Judicial District Attorney Programs
The 13th Judicial District Attorney offers downloadable brochures about programs in Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties including the Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program for first-time non-violent felony offenders, the Victim Impact Program for crime victims, and Juvenile Justice programs including Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders staffed by teen volunteers.
New Mexico Criminal Pardon Information
View information about having a criminal conviction pardoned in New Mexico, including requirements for pardon and a downloadable application.
New Mexico Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division offers information related to traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver's licenses, and driving records.
New Mexico Law Library
View information about the The New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library, including location and hours; an online catalog; links to additional online legal resources; answers to frequently asked questions about name changes, annulments, and expungements; and links to statues, court rules, state agencies, and forms.
New Mexico Legal Information and Assistance
View information about various legal topics including name change, consumer rights, disability, domestic violence, employment, family law, housing, immigration, the legal process, benefits, seniors, veterans, taxes, and Native American issues. Links to courts, additional online resources, forms, a domestic violence hotline, and free legal clinics are also provided.
New Mexico Tribal Court Information
View information about the New Mexico Tribal-State Judicial Consortium and individual Tribal courts, with contact information, explanation of jurisdiction and collaboration between state and Tribal courts, and issues such as the Indian Child Welfare Act, domestic violence, and juvenile justice. Links to additional resources are provided.
New Mexico Legal Information
View New Mexico legal information including a glossary of legal terms; case flow charts for Magistrate and Municipal Court; brochures about motions, forms, civil lawsuits, judgment collection, landlord-tenant, and Magistrate Court procedures and appeals; and an explanation of the New Mexico court system.
New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules
Search New Mexico statutes and court rules by keyword or citation, or browse the table of contents.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Rio Rancho Municipal Court Public Defender Information
View instructions and financial guidelines for parties applying for the services of a public defender in Rio Rancho Municipal Court.
New Mexico Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The State Bar of New Mexico offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, including an initial consultation, for a nominal fee. An online directory of member lawyers may be searched by name, firm name, county, practice area, and bar association section.
New Mexico Lawyer Disputes
View State Bar of New Mexico procedures for resolving disputes with lawyers, including the Client Assistance Program, Client Protection Fund, and fee dispute mediation and arbitration programs.
New Mexico Judge Complaints
The New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission offers instructions for filing a misconduct complaint against a judge, with links to disciplinary actions and opinions, an explanation of the complaint process, and a downloadable complaint form.
New Mexico Legal Services
The State Bar of New Mexico provides information about various state legal service programs, including services for the elderly, social service agencies, homeownership preservation, the Public Defender, and local resources.
New Mexico Attorney Complaints
View New Mexico Disciplinary Board procedures for making a complaint about an attorney for misconduct, or against a person for the unauthorized practice of law. Online and downloadable complaint forms are provided.