Tampering with public records consists of:
A. knowingly altering any public record without lawful authority;
B. any public officer or public employee knowingly filing or recording any written instrument, judicial order, judgment or decree in a form other than as the original thereof in fact appeared;
C. any public officer or public employee knowingly falsifying or falsely making any record or file, authorized or required by law to be kept;
D. any public officer or public employee knowingly issuing or causing to be issued, any false or untrue certified copy of a public record; or
E. knowingly destroying, concealing, mutilating or removing without lawful authority any public record or public document belonging to or received or kept by any public authority for information, record or pursuant to law.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-26-1
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Whoever commits tampering with public records is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-26-1, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, § 26-1.