Demanding illegal fees consists of any public officer or public employee knowingly asking or accepting anything of value greater than that fixed or allowed by law for the execution or performance of any service or duty.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-23-1
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Whoever commits demanding illegal fees is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-23-1, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, § 23-1.