A. Prosecution pursuant to the Computer Crimes Act shall not prevent any prosecutions pursuant to any other provisions of the law where such conduct also constitutes a violation of that other provision.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-45-6

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.

B. A person found guilty of violating any provision of the Computer Crimes Act shall, in addition to any other punishment, be ordered to make restitution for any financial loss sustained by anyone injured as the direct result of the commission of the crime. Restitution shall be imposed in addition to incarceration, forfeiture or fine, and not in lieu thereof, and may be made a condition of probation. The defendant‘s present and future ability to make such restitution shall be considered. In an extraordinary case, the court may determine that the interests of those injured and justice would not be served by ordering restitution. In such a case, the court shall make and enter specific written findings on the record substantiating the extraordinary circumstance presented upon which the court determined not to order restitution. In all other cases, the court shall determine the amount and method of restitution.