G. Robert Cook

The Rio Rancho Municipal Court, presided over by Judge G. Robert Cook, announces its annual Amnesty Program for individuals with open municipal court bench warrants.
People with open bench warrants, levied for failing to pay fines and costs, failure to appear or failure to comply with court orders, can have their warrants forgiven April 12-16.
They must appear at the Rio Rancho Municipal Court, 500 Quantum Road, between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. or 1 and 3 p.m.
Due to limitations in the courtroom and to allow time for disinfecting between people, individuals will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
People behind on court costs and fines will be allowed to resume a payment schedule. Individuals who have missed court dates will be given new dates.
The bench warrants will then be canceled, and the defendant will be free to leave.
Individuals with active bench warrants should be aware that this amnesty program is only valid for bench warrants from the Rio Rancho Municipal Court.
Warrants from other jurisdictions are still valid and may result in arrest.
Those appearing for the Amnesty Program are asked to wear two masks — a cloth mask covering a surgical mask — or an approved N/KN95 mask as precaution against COVID-19.
Individuals not wearing the appropriate protective masks will not be allowed to enter the building.
For additional information regarding the Amnesty Program, contact Angel Mascarenas at 891-5991.
For more information regarding the required mask use:
• Call 891-5999;
• Go to nmcourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Face-Covering-Design-Requirements-09_08_2020.pdf; or
• Visit rrnm.gov/2067/Municipal-Court.