We have had reports of cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) and demanding that citizens pay money for fines or fees in cases involving relatives. These calls are not valid. New Mexico Courts will never call citizens to ask for payments of any kind.

The answer to this question depends on many factors. From the time you file your notice of appeal to the time of decision can be as short as two months or as long as two and one-half years. A decision in two months requires that you file your docketing statement immediately after the notice of appeal and requires that the appeal be decided on the summary calendar and that everything else happens as quickly as possible. Usually, however, cases on the summary calendar take an average of five to six months to decide from notice of appeal to decision. Cases assigned to the general calendar take an average of a year and one-half to decide from notice of appeal to decision. On the general calendar, the time from submission to decision averages six months. However five percent of the Court’s cases assigned to the general calendar will take longer than one year from submission to decision.