A citizen has a fundamental right to have access to public records. The citizen’s right to know is the rule and secrecy is the exception. Where there is no contrary statute…, the right to inspect public records must be freely allowed.Newsome, 90 N.M. at 797

What is a Request for Public Information?

Public Information held by government agencies can be accessed by the public via specific request protocols that are defined by each state. The request process will allow for citizens to learn information that is not available through other means such as background check websites and state court cases look ups.

The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is intended to provide the public with access to information about governmental affairs. This Compliance Guide has been prepared to inform the public, state and local government agencies, and all other public bodies subject to the IPRA about its requirements and applications. The law requires public access to virtually all public records. While there are legitimate exceptions, most records are available for public inspection.HECTOR BALDERAS Attorney General of New Mexico 2015

Why Use Business Law Southwest for Public Information Requests?

Maximize Your Personal and Business Privacy.
Since the requests are being made by L4SB, our clients’ names and identifying information are never listed on the requests. Such personal information is required when a citizen makes information requests themselves.

Information provided by the requests help business owners make better decisions. 
  • Learn information about an individual’s character such as arrest records, tax liens, and 911 calls before your hire or go into business with them.
  • Learn information to better your own business such as how your business could have been more competitive in previously submitted RFP requests.
  • Perform quality due diligence before entering into contracts with individuals or businesses.

Mitigate Your Request Being Denied
L4SB has vast experience in Anonymous Public Information Requests processes as well as navigating within government entities.  Since your request for information letter will be drafted by legal professionals, the language, verbiage and terminology will be conducive to governmental procedure and are less likely to be rejected due to lack of specificity or being overly burdensome.* 

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