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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

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New Hours of Operation for Metro's Bonding Window:

 Effective Saturday, September 30, 2017, Metro Court's Bonding Window will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday. Metro Court is no longer accepting bonds during "graveyard" hours.

Welcome to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

Our website has been designed to provide you with information about court services and procedures. For questions regarding traffic citations, court hearings, payments, self-help, or other court-related matters, please visit the various links or call 505-841-8151 for Customer Service.Learn More

Metro Court’s DWI Recovery Court seeing less repeat offenders

New numbers show a local program aimed at fighting back against repeat DWI offenders is seeing a lot of success. Formerly known as Drug Court, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court “DWI Recovery Court Program” is changing the lives of many. That includes one Albuquerque woman, whose life has been a roller coaster of relapsing. Learn More

Metro Court Hosts Regional Mock Trial Competition

Hundreds of high school students from across the state descended upon the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse in mid-February for one of the state’s most highly-regarded mock trial competitions – the Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Qualifiers. Twenty-seven teams of aspiring attorneys competed for a chance to move on to the State Finals in March. The eight teams moving on are: Volcano Vista Platinum & Black, Albuquerque Academy Black and Red, Atrisco Heritage Academy Blue, Pojoaque Black, and Albuquerque High Green and White. One of these teams will then go on to represent New Mexico at the National Competition in Reno, Nevada in May.Learn More

Metro Court becomes ‘Wedding Central’

After Marc Machon proposed at Christmas dinner, he and his fiancée, Maureen, started planning a big, early-summer wedding. “It just got complicated,” Maureen said, sitting in the hallways of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse on Wednesday, hearts and flowers taped to the walls behind her. Weeks ago, she said, the couple abandoned their original wedding plans and settled instead on a simple, intimate ceremony at the courthouse Downtown. Learn More

Metro’s Mobile Bench Makes a Stop at Manzano High

Ryan Warner returned to his alma mater, Manzano High School, on Wednesday, but it was not much of a homecoming. Warner, 31, was participating in the Courts to School program sponsored by the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The auditorium of the school’s Performing Arts Center was converted into an actual courtroom for a couple of hours, complete with uniformed police officers, a judge’s bench and tables for the defense and the prosecution. Learn More

Metro Court Provides Additional Avenue for Advancing Felony Cases

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judges began holding Preliminary Examination Hearings in January. The move was made in an effort to provide an additional avenue for advancing felony cases in Bernalillo County. “As members of this community, we are all impacted by the increase in crime in recent years. Learn More

Domestic Violence court offers alternatives, hope for future

Jaime was just 19 years old when a fight with his girlfriend escalated from what he describes as “a lot of back and forth petty stuff” to a conflict that saw him facing misdemeanor domestic violence charges. Around the same time, he’d survived an attempted homicide and was coping with the news that his daughter was on her way. Learn More

Metro Court judges serve holiday lunch to staff

Metropolitan Court judges gave back to their employees on Wednesday. During their annual holiday luncheon, the judges served lunch to more than 300 court employees. The judges and administrators paid for the meals to show their appreciation for all the hard work their staff does all year. Learn More

Metro Court Receives Clean Audit for NINTH Consecutive Year

For an NINTH consecutive year, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court has received an unmodified opinion for its external financial audit that resulted with no findings. The annual audit, conducted by Ricci & Company LLC, extensively reviewed financial transactions, budget, purchasing compliance, travel, bond processing, grant awards, fixed assets, reconciliations, statutory compliance, internal controls, and payroll processing. Learn More

Free Legal Clinics

Metro Court is hosting free Legal Clinics the second Friday of each month! Attorneys are available on-site to provide free civil legal advice in the following areas of law: Landlord/Tenant Consumer Rights Trial Preparation Employee Wage Debts/Bankruptcy Discovery The Clinics are held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Court’s 9th floor.Learn More

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