§ 38-3-1 County in which civil action in district court may be commenced
§ 38-3-1.1 Jurisdiction of district courts
§ 38-3-2 [Actions against municipality or board of county commissioners.]
§ 38-3-3 Change of venue in civil and criminal cases
§ 38-3-4 Change of venue by stipulation of parties
§ 38-3-5 [Evidence in support of application; findings; decision.]
§ 38-3-6 [Second change of venue not matter of right.]
§ 38-3-7 County to which case may be removed
§ 38-3-9 Peremptory challenge to a district judge
§ 38-3-10 Time for filing affidavit of disqualification
§ 38-3-11 Costs paid by county of origin

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 38 > Article 3

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.