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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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The Background Investigations Division is committed to honoring the constitutional presumption of innocence, while enhancing public safety.

Background Investigations is the only division within the court which is fully operational around the clock. This division is staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, and consists of an ROR Program, Background Investigations with court presentations, In-Custody Bonding, Out-of-Custody Bonding, NCIC, and Case Initiation (which is located at the Metropolitan Detention Center).

The Background Investigations Division places No-Bond-Holds on defendants who violate conditions of release and who violate probation on Metro Court cases when a new offense occurs. A Notice of Subsequent Offense is completed for the assigned judge on cases where an arrest has not occurred, but a summons has been issued, thereby assuring that all relevant parties are notified. The Department of Corrections is also immediately notified by phone, when defendants who are on State Probation or Parole pick up new criminal charges.

The Background Investigations Division reviews the criminal history and bonds on high-risk DWI offenders. In addition to the primary responsibilities, the division also transports Metro Court paperwork from MDC to the courthouse daily, locates and ensures booking on any outstanding bench warrants located on NCIC, and researches DWI prior convictions for the District Attorneys’ offices statewide.

Melissa Garcia

  Melissa Garcia

  Division Director