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.

See the answer to question 23. A motion can always be filed, but the Court does not frequently grant these motions. A formal opinion takes much more time, both judge time and staff time, to craft and check for technical errors. While the judges are always satisfied that the result is correct, regardless of whether the opinion is to be published or unpublished, once they have made the decision to file an unpublished opinion, they must be presented with weighty reasons to change to a published opinion, which will likely involve much more work.