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Free New Mexico Arrest Records & Criminal Records Search
Access New Mexico Records: background checks, warrants, probation and parole, court records, and all criminal and arrest records.

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With the multitude of court websites, law enforcement departments, sheriff’s offices, and other government agencies, finding New Mexico arrest records and criminal proceedings can be a hassle.

This resource details everything someone needs to know to find arrests, mugshots, public criminal records and court dockets, probation and parole information, arrest warrants, nearby sex offenders, prisoner records, and background check reports quickly and efficiently in New Mexico.

Does New Mexico Allow Public Access to Criminal & Arrest Records?

New Mexico’s Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) allows everyone access to the public records repository, including criminal and arrest records.1 However, certain records remain private unless a government agency or law enforcement needs to access them, including:

  • Medical records
  • Letters of reference
  • Public hospital records
  • Records relating to the security of the nation and the state
  • Law enforcement records
  • Comments or opinion notes on employee/student files
  • Personal information that may put someone at risk

Additionally, juvenile records are confidential in New Mexico unless required by law enforcement officials or other authorized sources.2 Other people seeking the private records above must request access from the concerned court.

Other than criminal and arrest information, the tutorial on looking up New Mexico state records offers a comprehensive overview of various records and how to best access them as well.

What Do Criminal Records vs Arrest Records Show in New Mexico?

Arrest records typically only cover information relating to a particular incident or arrest. Therefore, although people can use them to find out someone’s charges in jail, they show limited information and do not contain any criminal history beyond that arrest.

A screenshot of an inmate's details from Bernalillo County with their offender's full name, person ID, booking number and date, YOB, mugshot, and admission and offense details.
Source: Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center11

Arrest records will typically show:

  • Booking number
  • Full name
  • Sex and age
  • Booking date and time
  • Mugshot
  • Address
  • Appearance (race, eye and hair color, etc.)
  • Charges pertaining to that arrest
  • Arrest location, date, and time
  • Warrant and court case number
  • Bond amount
  • Case details
  • Arresting agency

In contrast, criminal records contain present and historical details of a particular case. They contain details about hearings, upcoming court dates, and judgment data once a conviction is reached.

Criminal records consist of:

  • Case number
  • Names of all parties involved
  • Attorneys for all parties
  • Presiding judge’s name
  • Case filing date
  • The court where the case was filed
  • Details of charges
  • Dates of previous hearings
  • Register of actions taken during the case
  • Judgment summary

How To Find Recent Arrests, View Mugshots & See Why Someone Is in a New Mexico Jail for Free

The state allows public access to New Mexico arrest records so that people can find recent arrests on jail or county sheriff websites for free.

Most jails have an online inmate roster that shows daily arrests where people can find out if someone is in jail throughout New Mexico and each county’s is linked below. Alternatively, they can also call up the jail or visit in person to find out about arrest records.

Search Arrests & Jail Inmates Through County Sheriff Offices in New Mexico

County jails in New Mexico typically host an inmate roster on their websites where people can look at current arrests and find out if someone was arrested. Remember that some counties may not have their own jails and may instead collaborate with the state or neighboring counties for incarceration facilities.

Some cities may also have jails run by local law enforcement but with no online roster. In this case, searchers can look up the county’s roster for local arrests.

To save time, use the table below to find the right county jail, their online arrest records, and contact information:

County Jail Inmate Roster County Jail or Sheriff’s Office Phone Number Shows Mugshots?
Bernalillo County 505-839-8700
Catron County 575-533-6222 X
Chaves County 575-624-6517 X
Cibola County 505-285-2548 X
Colfax County 575-445-3691 X
Curry County 575-762-3810 X
De Baca County 575-355-7433 X
Doña Ana County 575-647-7600 X
Eddy County 575-887-7556
Grant County 575-534-3803 X
Guadalupe County 830-303-4188
Harding County 575-673-2231 X
Hidalgo County 956-383-8114 X
Lea County 575-396-8669 X
Lincoln County 575-648-2341 X
Los Alamos County 505-662-8235 X
Luna County 575-546-2655 X
McKinley County 505-979-7224 X
Mora County 575-387-2222 X
Otero County 575-437-6420 X
Quay County 575-461-4664 X
Rio Arriba County 575-588-7350 X
Roosevelt County 575-356-6871 X
Sandoval County 505-867-5339 X
San Juan County 505-566-4500
San Miguel County 505-454-7403
Santa Fe County 505-986-2455
Sierra County 575-894-2537 X
Socorro County 575-835-0945 X
Taos County 575-737-6480 X
Torrance County 505-544-4900 X
Union County 575-374-2583 X
Valencia County 505-866-2400 X

To find county arrest records in New Mexico:

  1. Google “[county name] county inmate roster” (for example, “Bernalillo County inmate roster“).
  2. Scroll past the sponsored results and click on the county sheriff’s official website. There may also be a direct link to the inmate roster.
  3. Navigate to the Inmate Roster page if needed. If there is none, go to the Contact page to contact the Sheriff’s office or the jail instead.

Lookup Arrestees or New Mexico Arrest Records via Police Departments & Municipal Jails

City jails in New Mexico are under the jurisdiction of the local police department rather than a sheriff, but looking up recent arrests to find out what someone was arrested for works the same way as a lot of city jails host an online inmate roster. Some may also have a mugshot database.

A screenshot of search results from the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility page, which contains the inmate's list, organized in columns: inmate full name, inmate number, booking no., race, gender, height and weight, and the offender's release date and time; the department logo is in the upper left corner.
Source: Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Lookup12

Steps To Contact Someone in Jail & Bail Them Out (NM)

People can contact a loved one who’s in jail in New Mexico by phone, email, letter, or an in-person visit. Some jails may also allow video visits by request.

Different jails have different ways for people to contact inmates. The easiest way to contact an incarcerated person is to visit the jail’s website and follow the instructions given there.

To find out how to contact an inmate in a New Mexico jail:

  1. Google the jail where the person currently resides by searching for “[county/city name] jail New Mexico” (for example, “Bernalillo county jail New Mexico”).
  2. Click on the jail’s or region’s official website.
  3. Navigate to the “Contact an Inmate”, “Send Mail to an Inmate”, or “Call an Inmate” page. These pages may have different names.
  4. If there is no such page, navigate to the “Contact” page to speak to the Sheriff or someone at the jail who can explain how to contact an inmate.

Most jails allow inmates to call loved ones by paying through their inmate accounts. Family and friends can send money into the inmate’s account by calling the jail, visiting in person, or registering for an account at Access Corrections. Searches can refer to the table above for county jails’ addresses and contact information.

To bail someone out, loved ones should post bail at the court under whose jurisdiction the jail operates. Bail bonds can be of four types:

  • Cash Bond: Covering the full bail amount and paid directly to the court.
  • Surety Bond: Posted by a licensed bondsman or bonding company or bondsman who charges a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount.
  • Property Bond: Posting bail by offering equity in a property as collateral.
  • Personal Recognizance Bond: Agreement to appear in court when told to without having to pay the bail amount.3

People can find bail amounts by contacting the concerned jail with the contact information in the table above.

How To View New Mexico Criminal Records Online & Offline

Thanks to the New Mexico IPRA (Inspection of Public Records Act), searchers can look up the felony registry and access criminal records without stating their purpose. However, there are some exceptions, including expunged and juvenile records.

Since New Mexico has no county courts (except Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court), people should know which of the 13 judicial districts their county falls under and this can be seen here.

A screenshot of the New Mexico State Courts page showcases their outlined map, which shows the location of their 13 judicial districts to inform what court their county belongs to.
Source: Judicial Branch of New Mexico13

These criminal records will generally contain:

  • Case number
  • Presiding judge
  • Filing date
  • Court name
  • Names of plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys
  • Complaint and charge details
  • Register of actions detailing each hearing
  • Disposition or judgment

Use the County’s Clerk of Courts To Run a Criminal Record Search in NM

Searchers can find New Mexico criminal records by contacting the relevant court where the case was filed. If the record is contained in a Case File or they wish to obtain copies of hearings, they must submit a public records request form that can be found on the court’s public records request page.

For public court records, people can contact the court and provide their name, address, phone number, and date of birth and obtain records without stating their purpose. The following table lists contact information for all district courts in New Mexico where searchers can access records in person, see their phone numbers for more details, or find their public record request form:

Judicial District Branch Courthouse Address
First Judicial District Court Santa Fe County 225 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Rio Arriba County 7 Mainstreet
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Los Alamos County 2500 Trinity Drive, Suite D
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Second Judicial District Court Downtown Courthouse 400 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Children’s Court 5100 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Third Judicial District Court Doña Ana County 201 W Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Fourth Judicial District Court San Miguel County 496 W. National
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Guadalupe County 420 Parker Ave. Suite 5
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Fifth Judicial District Court Chaves County 400 N. Virginia
Roswell, NM 88201
Eddy County 102 North Canal
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Lea County 100 N. Love St.
Lovington, NM 88260
Sixth Judicial District Court Grant County 201 N. Cooper Street, 1st Floor
Silver City, NM 88061
Luna County 855 S. Platinum
Deming, NM 88030
Hidalgo County 300 Shakespeare Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Seventh Judicial District Court Catron County 101 Main Street
Reserve, NM 87830
Sierra County 311 N. Date Street
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Socorro County 200 Church Street
Socorro, NM 87801
Torrance County 903 N. 5th Street
Estancia, NM 87016
Eighth Judicial District Court Taos County 105 Albright St.
Taos, NM 87571
Colfax County 1413 South Second
Raton, NM 87740
Union County 100 Court Street, Suite 5
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
Ninth Judicial District Court Curry County 700 N. Main, Suite 11
Clovis, New Mexico 88101
Roosevelt County 109 W. 1st Street
Portales, New Mexico 88130
Tenth Judicial District Court Quay County 300 S. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
Tucumcari, NM 88401
De Baca County 514 Avenue C
Ft Sumner, NM 88119
Harding County 4th and Pine Street
Mosquero, NM 87733
Eleventh Judicial District Court McKinley County – Gallup 207 W. Hill Ave. 2nd Floor – Room 200
Gallup, NM 87301
San Juan County – Aztec 103 South Oliver
Aztec, NM 87410
San Juan County – Farmington 851 Andrea Dr.
Farmington, NM 87401
Twelfth Judicial District Court Lincoln County 300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Otero County 1000 New York Avenue
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Thirteenth Judicial District Court Cibola County 700 E Roosevelt Ave. Ste. 60
Grants, NM 87020
Sandoval County 1500 Idalia Road, Building A
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Valencia County 1835 Hwy 314 SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court 401 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The New Mexico Courts website also lists contact information for all magistrate and municipal courts in the state. However, this method is not the easiest way to find criminal records in NM. People can use the online tools below for easier access.

Conduct a Criminal Record Search via New Mexico Court Case Lookups

The New Mexico Courts operate a centralized online Case Lookup tool where searchers can find cases across all courts in the state, including district, magistrate, and municipal courts. The tool allows searchers to find cases in 2 ways:

  • Name Search: People can enter a person’s name, driver’s license number, or date of birth to find a case record (all or one of these details will suffice). They can also narrow the search by providing the court type and location, case category (civil or criminal), and dates of filing or hearing.
  • Case Number Search: If someone knows the case number they are looking for, they can use this option to search for it.
A screenshot from the New Mexico Courts case lookup page, showing the result from a case details search option which contains the case details: case number, current judge, filing date, and court, also including the parties involved in the case: party type, descriptions, number, and name.
Source: New Mexico Courts Case Lookup14

These searches will not include cases involving Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). To look for these, searchers can use the dedicated DWI Search option.

Find Federal Criminal Records in New Mexico Through PACER

Searchers can find case records for federal cases in New Mexico through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) portal. This federal court has branches in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, and Santa Fe. They can also use PACER to look up New Mexico bankruptcy records.

Users have to create an account on PACER to search for cases. The best way to find a case is to Search by Specific Court, where people can find the New Mexico District and Bankruptcy courts.

There is a fee of $0.10 for every page generated by a particular search (no upper limit) and for every page of a requested document (maximum $3).4

The Process for Obtaining a Copy of Criminal Records in NM

People can get a copy of records for a particular case by contacting the relevant court using the table above or filling out a Public Records Request Form. For local law enforcement records, it would be better to contact the city PD by googling their contact page.

However, the best way to get a copy of New Mexico criminal records is through the NM Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Law Enforcement Records Bureau. People need to submit an authorization form along with their fingerprints to get this check done. The full process is explained in the “Background Check” section below.

How To Figure Out if Someone Is on Probation or Parole in New Mexico

If a person has been released from a New Mexico county jail subject to certain conditions, they are on probation. However, they are on parole if released from a state or federal prison.

The following image displays the total number of probationers and parolees in New Mexico and compares it with other states across the United States. Additionally, it showcases the ethnicities of individuals on community supervision in New Mexico, including probation and parole:

An image showing the map of the United States, highlighting New Mexico state in red, presents the probation and parole per 100,000 U.S. residents by ethnicity.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Furthermore, the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) maintains a centralized people finder for offenders on probation or parole. Searchers can look someone up on this portal by providing the person’s First/Last name, Offender Number, or NMCD Number.

Screenshot from the New Mexico Corrections Department showing the search result from an offender search, which contains the inmate's full name, NMCD no., offender no., supervision status, and the details, which can be viewed by hitting the button; also included the Department's logo at the top left corner.
Source: New Mexico Corrections Department15

A probation or probate record will contain:

  • Full name
  • Mugshot
  • NMCD number
  • Offender number
  • Status (on probation/parole or in custody)
  • Appearance (height, weight, eye and hair color, complexion, etc.)
  • Aliases
  • Charges and offenses
  • Judgments

Additionally, searchers can use the Probation Search on the Bernalillo County Probate Court’s website to find probation cases specifically in Bernalillo County. Other counties also have Probate Courts that information seekers can contact by googling “[county name] New Mexico Probate Court.”

People can also find information on the probation and parolee database by contacting the region’s Probation & Parole division. The 4 regions can be seen on the map below:

A screenshot of the outlined map of New Mexico highlighting its four regions, which can be classified by color, including the New Mexico Department of Corrections logo at the top left corner.
Source: New Mexico Corrections Department16

Further insight into looking up various types of supervised offenders can be obtained by reviewing the steps for searching NM probationers or checking out the instructions for finding parole details in New Mexico.

A Guide To Sealing or Expunging Criminal Records in New Mexico

Sealing a criminal record in New Mexico means it is completely erased from the record as if the crime never occurred. An expunged record, on the other hand, remains on file but is barred from public access.

In both cases, people can choose not to disclose the conviction when they apply for a job, housing, etc. However, they will still have to disclose an expunged record if they apply for a job at a regulated financial institution.5

Expunging Criminal Records

The New Mexico Criminal Records Expungement Act (CREA) provides that the relevant court can grant an expungement request after one year if the case did not end in a conviction (unless the requester has pending criminal charges against them).

If the case did result in a conviction, the court has the authority to accept or deny the expungement request. Convicts will need to wait a set number of years before they can apply for expungement depending on their crime, for example:

  • Two years for non-violent misdemeanors
  • 4-10 years for felony convictions
  • Ten years for felony convictions against a household member under the Crimes Against Household Members Act

However, New Mexico courts will not consider an expungement request if the conviction is related to:

  • Crimes against a child
  • Violent crimes that resulted in serious or fatal injuries
  • DUI/DWI cases
  • Embezzlement
  • All sex offenses

MN courts host forms to initiate expungement, and more details on the process and requirements can be found here.

Sealing Criminal Records

Very few criminal records will be eligible for sealing. Generally, only records relating to human trafficking victims and juveniles will be sealed.

Juvenile offenders can apply to seal their criminal records once they have:

  • Reached 18 years of age
  • Let two years pass since the completion of their sentence
  • Not committed a crime of moral turpitude (like murder, kidnapping, or sexual crimes)
  • Do not have pending charges against them5

How To See if Someone Is in a NM State or Federal Prison

If someone is in a New Mexico state prison, people can look them up using the New Mexico Corrections Department’s (NMDC) Offender Search portal. The NMCD operates 11 prison facilities with 6,800+ inmates, so the centralized portal is the best way to find an inmate.6

A screenshot of the New Mexico Department of Corrections offender search page, a searcher must provide the inmate's first or last name, NMDC no., or offender number to perform a search; the Department logo is at the top left corner.
Source: New Mexico Corrections Department Offender Search15

People can provide someone’s first or last name, NMDC number, or offender number to perform a search. A typical NMDC record will show:

  • Full name
  • Mugshot
  • NMCD number
  • Offender number
  • Status (on probation/parole or in custody)
  • Current holding facility
  • Appearance (height, weight, eye and hair color, complexion, etc.)
  • Aliases
  • Charges and offenses
  • Judgments

Searchers can also contact the prison for information on current arrests by finding the detention facility on the NMDC’s website.

People can visit the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) website and use their Inmate Search portal to locate someone in federal prison.

Users can search using the BOP/DCDC/FBI/INS number or the offender’s name. They can narrow the search by specifying race, age, and sex. This portal will also list former inmates who have been released or are no longer in federal custody.

A BOP search will show:

  • Full name
  • Photograph (if available)
  • Register number
  • Age, race, and sex
  • Custody status
  • Current prison facility
  • Release date

How To Run a New Mexico Warrant Search

People can check who has a warrant out for their arrest in New Mexico by visiting the Warrant Search page or the Warrant List on the County Sheriff’s website. They can contact the Sheriff’s Office for warrant information if there is no search page.

A screenshot from Bernalillo County showing the result from the warrant search page contains the offender's full name, warrant no., issue date, case type, charge description, and DOB; the county logo is at the top of the page.
Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Webpage17

To run a warrant search or find the contact page:

  1. Google “[county name] New Mexico warrant search” or “[county name] New Mexico sheriff’s office” (for example, “Bernalillo County New Mexico warrant search”).
  2. Scroll past the sponsored results to find the county sheriff’s website.
  3. Navigate to the Warrant Search or the Contact page.
  4. Follow the instructions to contact the Sheriff’s Office or search for warrants.

A Look at New Mexico Background Checks

People may need a background check for several reasons – employment, housing, adoption applications, security clearance, etc. These checks generally include verification of personal information by searching criminal and educational history, credit history, character (via social media), and other public records.

However, background checks will not list a person’s entire history, as certain state and federal laws have been enacted to protect people’s privacy.

Organizations can request two major types of background checks:

Level 1: Level 1 background checks looks at New Mexico arrest records, criminal proceedings, and employment history (state, county, city, etc.). These checks are generally performed using the applicant’s name or SSN, but many states may also offer fingerprint checks for more accurate results.

Level 2: Level 2 background checks are much more intensive as they cover a person’s national criminal and employment history. These checks always require a person’s fingerprints and consent.

Level 2 checks contain previous addresses, employer information, marital and credit histories, educational and professional certifications, and criminal records (misdemeanors, felonies, pending criminal cases, civil judgments, sex crimes, and jail records).

Most jobs do not require a level 2 check, but most healthcare jobs, some C-level positions, and jobs that involve interacting with vulnerable people, children, and the elderly do.

New Mexico’s Level 1 Background Check Process

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s (NMDPS) Law Enforcement Records Bureau provides background-checking services in the state. These checks list a person’s New Mexico arrest records, including felony, misdemeanor, and DWI charges. The New Mexico State Central Repository for Criminal History handles these records.

Background checks in New Mexico require applicants to submit their fingerprints and an Authorization for Release of Information form, costing $15.00 per check.

People can submit their fingerprints in 2 ways:

  • Electronically: The New Mexico Applicant Fingerprint Processing System (NMAPS) allows people to submit electronic fingerprints by visiting an IdentoGO Centre near them after submitting the form.
  • Manually: People can visit the NMDPS headquarters on weekdays (8 AM – 4 PM) to obtain a fingerprint card. These cost $9.00 for the first two cards and $2.50 for each additional one. The NDMPS headquarters are located at:

4491 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe
NM 87507

People can send the form and the fingerprint card to the NDMPS at the above address. They should also include a cashier’s check or money order for the processing fee addressed to “New Mexico Department of Public Safety”.

Level 2 Background Check Process for New Mexico Residents

The FBI conducts level 2 background checks and does not let them be used for employment purposes. Federal or state agencies that require them for employment will have to request these checks themselves.

An FBI rap sheet is also called an Identity History Summary. People can acquire this Summary in New Mexico by following these steps:

  • Visit the Department of Justice’s Electronic Departmental Order website.
  • Enter your email to obtain the Applicant Information Form.
  • Select notification and response preferences (email or physical mail).
  • Visit their nearest IdentoGO center to submit their fingerprints electronically. OR Submit their fingerprints electronically by visiting a participating US Post Office branch. OR Obtain a fingerprint card including name and date of birth from the NMDPS headquarters at the address listed above and mail a copy of their confirmation email and the card to:

FBI CJIS Division
1000 Custer Hollow Rd.
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

  • Complete payment of $18 by credit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay.
  • Save the confirmation email sent to the provided address to access the results.
  • Receive results via email (with a secure link) or USPS (First-Class Mail).

How To Check for Nearby Sex Offenders in New Mexico

NM’s Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act (SORNA) requires all criminals convicted of a sex crime to register as sex offenders.7 The NMDPS hosts the Sex Offender Registry online.

People can search the registry in several ways:

  • By Area: Shows sex offenders in a particular area using the searcher’s address, city, state, and zip code.
  • By Name: Show offenders with the given first and last names.
  • By City: Shows all offenders in a particular city.
  • Non-Compliant: Lists all non-compliant offenders whose whereabouts may be unknown.
  • By Internet Names/Email Address: Allows searchers to look up offenders using their known email addresses or online aliases.
  • By Phone Number: Shows offenders who have a particular phone number.

No matter the search method used, the record will show:

  • Full name
  • Photograph
  • Aliases
  • Status
  • Verification and registration dates
  • Physical characteristics (age, sex, height, weight, race, hair and eye color, scars, and tattoos)
  • Current address
  • Any other known addresses
  • Details of offenses

The NMDPS also allows people to track changes in an offender’s address or status by receiving email notifications. People must register for an account on the online directory before being able to track an offender.

Alternatively, searchers can also visit the National Sex Offender Registry, but it would be more convenient to use the New Mexico registry if they are looking for an offender within the state.

New Mexico Laws & Your Rights Regarding Criminal & Arrest Records

People can check if someone has a criminal record with a level 1 background check on anyone, while level 2 background checks usually require a person’s consent. Besides this, certain federal and state laws restrict what appears on these checks and how they can be used.

According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers, landowners, etc., must notify the subject before they conduct a background check.8 If the applicant is not selected due to something that appeared on the check, they must also specify what aspect led to their disqualification.

The National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also bans employment discrimination based on protected characteristics like sex, race, age, etc.

New Mexico also has some state-specific laws that regulate background checks and discrimination based on these checks. These laws include:

  • Time Limits: Background checks can only include convictions, pending charges, accounts placed for collection, and paid tax liens for seven years from the release or parole date. Additionally, they can only report bankruptcies up to 14 years from adjudication.9
  • Ban-the-Box: Neither public nor private employers can ask for criminal history during the job application process until the applicant reaches the final stage.10
  • Social Media: Employers in New Mexico cannot ask for applicants’ social media account passwords, open their profiles in front of them, or seek access to these accounts in any way.10

New Mexico arrest records should not be used for discriminatory or harassment purposes; anyone conducting a New Mexico criminal records check should also ensure they follow all the federal and state laws to protect people’s privacy.


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