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Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely. For a list of the week’s call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here

For information on Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here

*Recording or live streaming of hearings is prohibited. Violation may constitute contempt of court and result in a fine of up to $500 and a jail term of up to 180 days.*

For Helpful Tips for Virtual Hearings, please click here.

FRAUD ALERT: Scammers reportedly using court information for chance at quick cash. For more information, click here

ATTENTION JURORS:

***EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021, JURY TRIALS WILL RESUME IN THE METROPOLITAN COURT.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY DUTY, YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE SUMMONS AND COMPLETE THE QUALIFICATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE AS INSTRUCTED BY THE SUMMONS.***

Summoned for Jury Duty??

 Watch this important video message from former Chief Judge Sandra Engel to learn more about what to expect as Metro Court resumes jury trials.  Then, please click on this direct link to complete your Juror Qualification and Questionnaire. 

Please also find a video on COVID Safe Practices throughout the NM Judiciary. 

To register for a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/.

COVID-19 Information & Updates

I have a traffic ticket:

You have received a traffic citation.  Rather than coming to court on the date and time of your scheduled Traffic Arraignment, please call 1-346-248-7799 and use Webinar ID number: 925 4007 8987 and press #.  It will ask you for a participant ID, but press # instead to connect.  

When you call the number above on the date and time of your scheduled Traffic Arraignment, you will speak with a special prosecutor appointed by the Bernalillo County District Attorney who is available to discuss options in your case and negotiate a possible plea agreement with you. The special prosecutor is not a court employee and will only speak with you on the date and time set on your traffic citation(s).

I have a court hearing:

Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely.  For a list of the week’s call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here.

For information for Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here.

In you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Division at (505) 841-8151.  Updated case information can be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/.

I'm a juror:

ATTENTION JURORS: 

Your jury service is important, and we want to assure you that the court is making every effort to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as; a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or have recently been diagnosed with or in contact with someone with the virus, or traveled outside of the state of New Mexico or outside the United States within the past 14 days, please call the court’s Jury Division at 505-841-8141, as soon as you are aware of your symptoms, but no later than 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your term to discuss options. 

Due to precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the courts experienced a temporary pause on jury trials.  Although public health concerns remain, the Metropolitan Court continues to take protective measures against the spread of the virus and will resume jury trials on Monday, February 1, 2021. 

The Court will continue to contact you via your email address and/or phone.  If you need to provide the court with updated contact information, please be sure to do this as quickly as possible. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be reporting in-person to the courthouse on your first day of jury duty as originally instructed on your summons. Instead, we are asking that all jurors call our “Code-A-Phone” system at 505-841-8158 each day between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. throughout the end of your term.  In the event that a panel of jurors is selected and instructed to report to the courthouse, your report time will be 11:00 a.m.

Listen to the message carefully…it will provide you with specific daily reporting instructions. You will need to know your group number when listening to this message, in the event that jurors are required to report. The message will be clear and concise.

If you do not understand this email or the recorded message on the Code-a-Phone, please call our direct line at 505-841-8141 and the jury staff will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your jury service.

I'm a witness:

Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely.  For a list of the week’s call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here.

For information for Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here.

In you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Division at (505) 841-8151.  Updated case information can be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/.

I'm on Probation/ Pretrial Supervision:

Please contact your probation officer as soon as possible to discuss options.

For general information, please call: (505) 841-8189.

For information regarding Felony Pretrial Supervision, please call: (505) 841-8248.

For contact information for the various requirements of the DWI First Offender Program at Metro Court, please click here

Online Filing & Faxing:

We’ve made it easier to conduct court business from home. 

Metro Court is now accepting pleadings via email at: metrpleadings@nmcourts.gov or via fax at: (505) 222-4831.

In addition to the many forms available on our Self-Help Center page, the court has updated its most-commonly used forms so that they can be completed electronically:

Motion for Continuance
Motion for Extension
Request for Telephonic Hearing

To complete the forms, you must have or install Adobe Acrobat on your computer or phone.   For help using Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete and email the forms from your phone, please see the instructional videos below for Android and iPhone devices: 

https://youtu.be/bDITwIQdaw4 (iPhone)
https://youtu.be/Ot9KaiKM4J0 (Android)  

Visit your app store to download Adobe Acrobat:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader&hl=en_US
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/adobe-acrobat-reader-for-pdf/id469337564

Online Schools & Services:

For information on court-ordered schools and services now available online, please call (505) 841-8151. 

The full list is available here

I need to pay court fines and fees:

Court fines and fees can be paid online at: https://publicaccess.nmcourts.gov/default.aspx.

You may also pay court fines and fees by mailing in a personal check, cashier’s check or money order to:

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
401 Lomas Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

*Checks should be made out to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, and please note your case number on the check.

For questions, please call: (505) 841-8151.

I’m requesting a court document:

If you would like to request a court document, please visit our Public Records Request Page at: https://metro.nmcourts.gov/bernalillo-county-metropolitan-court/public-records-request/

I need to serve a Notice of Appeal on the court monitor:

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Court realizes that it may present a challenge for the parties to serve the Metropolitan Court’s court monitor in appeals of record cases to the Court of Appeals. Therefore, the Metropolitan Court created an email group (metrappeals-grp@nmcourts.gov) that facilitates service of the Notice of Appeal only to the “court monitor or court reporter.” However, this email group does not replace the process of filing the Notice of Appeal or any other pleadings with the Metropolitan Court.  So please continue to file pleadings with a copy for the Judge as you would normally file pleadings. 

Transition Plan to Expand Current Court Operations (June 2020)

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