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How do you look up New Mexico criminal public records?

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Look up New Mexico criminal records online through the New Mexico Court system for free, order records through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for a fee, or obtain them through a public records request from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, as of November 2015. In addition, view or order New Mexico criminal public records through a vendor such as PeopleSmart.com.

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To find records, navigate to the New Mexico Courts Case Lookup page, accept the disclaimer, enter the validation key, and then enter the criminal defendant’s name. If desired, limit the search results by court type, court location, case category and date. Tick the Limit Search to Case Numbers With box, and insert CR in the case category to only include criminal cases for that defendant’s name. If you have the case number already, click the Case Number Search tab, and enter the criminal case number for details about the defendant and the charges.

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety offers a state background check for a fee, and it takes between seven and 10 working days to provide the background check results. You can also order a FBI background check through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety website.

Inversely, request publicly available criminal records from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety by following the instructions on its website. Submit public record requests by mail or electronically. The Department of Public Safety may charge a fee to produce these records.

PeopleSmart.com provides links to New Mexico courts and court records to search for criminal case records. PeopleSmart.com also offers its own proprietary search service for New Mexico public criminal records to users for a fee.

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