Municipal Courts

Judge: Honorable Geoffrey Rinaldi
Alternate Judge: Honorable Joseph O. Quintana

Contact Information
(505) 771-7115 or (505) 771-5893
Fax: (505) 404-2583
E-mail:  Christina Roybal -
               Robyn Miranda -


The Town of Bernalillo Municipal Court is back to in person court.

The Town of Bernalillo Municipal Court follows the Towns and Supreme Court Covid-19 safety requirements. Masks are Mandatory to enter into the Court Room. Upon entering the building and if a mask is needed, ask for one at the Reception desk or from the Court.

When you arrive for court, please check in at the Reception desk. We will follow order of appearance upon arrival. We ask for your patience as some cases take longer than others.

If you have any questions, you may call Christina Roybal @ 505) 771-7115 or Robyn Miranda @ 505) 771-5893

The Court asks for patience from the public in relations to communications!

Monday -Thursday  8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday -Arraignments at 10:00am
Thursday- Sentencings at 10:00am /Trials at 11:00am
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

Department Information
The Municipal Court assists individuals cited for violating the Town of Bernalillo Ordinances, i.e. Animal Control Code, Misdemeanor Non-Traffic Violations and State traffic laws, which are adopted by the City Council

The Municipal Court is under the supervision of the State Supreme Court, and is budgeted through the Town Administration and overseen by the City Council.  As the third branch of government, the Court takes full responsibility for policies and procedures, independent of the Town.

All violations issued by the Town of Bernalillo Police Department are either paid or heard in Municipal Court.

At the time of the issuance of a citation, defendants are given the option to either pay the penalty assessment or to appear for an informal plea court, which then will be set up for a trial.  Court hearings are heard on Thursday, beginning at 11:00 am.

Cash, money order and Visa / Mastercard are acceptable forms of payments. For your convenience, you may also pay online with Visa or Mastercard by going to the web page.

If the defendant disagrees with the ruling by the Judge, the defendant has the right to appeal to District Court within 15 days.

Failure to appear for Court / Payment of Penalty Assessment will result in a Bench Warrant / Suspension of defendant’s driver license.

I dedicate myself to helping our community and ensure that everyone receives a fair trial.

Visitors always welcomed! Take care and stay safe!