The following persons are not entitled to prosecute such writ: persons committed or detained by virtue of the final judgment, conviction or decree of any competent tribunal or by virtue of an execution issued upon such judgment or decree; but no order of commitment for any alleged contempt, or upon proceedings as for contempt, to enforce the rights or remedies of any party shall be deemed a judgment, conviction or decree within the meaning of this section; nor shall any attachment or other process issued upon any such order be deemed an execution within the meaning of this section.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 44-1-2

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.