Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
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I got a traffic ticket/citation. What are the steps I need to take now?
Please click on this link to open the pamphlet regarding traffic citations.
How do I get a public defender? What if I can’t afford a public defender?
If you are charged with a crime and can't afford an attorney, the State of New Mexico will provide a public defender for you at no cost. You must...
How do I get an attorney?
The court can't recommend attorneys. Look in the commercial pages of the local phone book, or contact the Law Offices of the Public Defender (see...
I sent the judge a letter about my case, but I haven’t heard? What do I do next?
You may try to contact the judge's Trial Court Administrative Assistant. The directory is here.
How do I get a court date or re-schedule one?
You should come to the Courthouse at 4th and Lomas NW in Albuquerque to set up a court date. You should bring your citation(s) with you. If you are...
My citation is marked for “court appearance” with a date. What does that mean?
This is not a court date. This date indicates that you must make a court date in person at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court by that date. You...
Can I file documents by fax?
Yes. The number is 505-222-4831.
Where is the nearest MVD office?
The nearest Motor Vehicle Division Office is located a block away from the courthouse, at the Metro Park facility. Exit the courthouse and go one...
Where is the Sheriff’s Office/Police Department located?
The Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office are located in the same building on the corner of 4th St and Marquette...
How do I get a copy of a police report?
The Albuquerque Police Department Records Office is located on the first floor of the police headquarters building on 4th and Marquette NW. There is...