A person who receives money, goods, services or anything else of value obtained in violation of Section 30-16-33 NMSA 1978, and who knows or has reason to believe that it was so obtained, violates this section.  The degree of the offense is determined as follows: 

A.   when the value of all things of value obtained from a person in violation of this section is two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or less in any consecutive six-month period, then the offense is a petty misdemeanor

B.   when the value of all things of value obtained from a person in violation of this section is more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) but not more than five hundred dollars ($500) in any consecutive six-month period, then the offense is a misdemeanor; 

C.   when the value of all things of value obtained from a person in violation of this section is more than five hundred dollars ($500) but not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in any consecutive six-month period, then the offense is a fourth degree felony

D.   when the value of all things of value obtained from a person in violation of this section is more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) but not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in any consecutive six-month period, then the offense is a third degree felony; or 

E.   when the value of all things of value obtained from a person in violation of this section is more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in any consecutive six-month period, then the offense is a second degree felony.

History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-16-36, enacted by Laws 1971, ch. 239, § 12; 2006, ch. 29, § 13.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-16-36

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.