If a violation of the Controlled Substances Act is a violation of a federal law, the law of another state or the ordinance of a municipality, a conviction or acquittal under federal law, the law of another state or the ordinance of a municipality for the same act is a bar to prosecution.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 54-11-27, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, § 27. 

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-31-27

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.