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Roswell is best known for mysterious UFO sightings, most notably the 1947 Roswell UFO incident which actually happened closer to Corona. However, the debris was collected and brought to Roswell’s Army Air Field. Roswell is the county seat of Chaves County and today is a New Mexican hub of irrigation farming, ranching, manufacturing, and petroleum production for the United States.
Roswell is also home to many talented lawyers who take many kinds of cases including: DUI, chapter 7 bankruptcy, work visa, child custody, and personal injury cases. Lawyers in Roswell are able to consult you on any legal issue and are familiar with local courts.
Karina Acosta, a pregnant Roswell High School senior, was stopped for blocking a fire lane by a local policeman. She was then questioned about her immigration status because she could not produce, nor had any record of a driver’s license. Acosta was ultimately handed over to immigration officials who deported her back to Chihuahua. Citizens of Roswell protested against the deportation arguing the Supreme Court prohibited school authorities from inquiring about immigration status. A similar case in Albuquerque ended with an out of court settlement between police and the family they attempted to deport. Roswell school officials noted that attendance was significantly down over the subsequent weeks as parents and students feared the same would happen to them. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Acosta and the officer assigned to the school has been reassigned.
If you are looking to file a lawsuit in Roswell, you are likely to visit the Fifth Judicial District Court in Roswell. District courts in New Mexico have jurisdiction over nearly every kind of case and retain exclusive jurisdiction over mental health, juvenile, felony, and domestic relations cases. To fight a traffic ticket, visit the Roswell Municipal Court.
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