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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

Supreme Court establishes new committee

On Jan. 6, 2020, the Supreme Court issued an order creating a committee to consider possible changes in procedures for the pretrial detention of criminal defendants. The Ad Hoc Committee to Review Pretrial Release and Detention Procedures is to submit a report to the Supreme Court. Click here to view the Court's order.


Committee's interim report to New Mexico Supreme Court, May 15, 2020.

Supplement to committee's initial report, June 3, 2020.

Committee's recommended amendments to Rules 7-501 and 6-501.

Supplemental report by Law Offices of the Public Defender, June 11, 2020.

Minority report by Second Judicial District Attorney Raúl Torrez and Fifth Judicial District Attorney Dianna Luce, president of the NM District Attorneys Association, June 11, 2020.

UNM Institute for Social Research response to minority report, July 22, 2020 

Video of February 27, 2020 Meeting


Agendas and Materials

May 12, 2020

March 13, 2020

February 27, 2020