Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-1-9.2

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.

A.   When DNA evidence is available and a suspect has not been identified, the applicable time period for commencing a prosecution pursuant to Section 30-1-8 NMSA 1978 shall not commence to run for an alleged violation of Section 30-9-11 NMSA 1978 until a DNA profile is matched with a suspect.   

B.   As used in this section, “DNA” means deoxyribonucleic acid.”   

  History: Laws 2003, ch. 257, § 1.