New Mexico Courts

SANTA FE — The Administrative Office of the Courts has warned New Mexicans about a scam in which people are called and threatened with arrest unless they pay money for failing to report to jury duty.

Anyone receiving such a call should not agree to pay any money and should immediately report the incident to local law enforcement.

“New Mexico courts never demand a payment of money from individuals who miss a jury service date,” said Artie Pepin, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

New Mexicans can call any state court to determine if they have been summoned to jury duty or if they have questions about past jury service. Contact information for state courts is available online at