§ 10-5-1 Definition
§ 10-5-2 Power of secretary to suspend certain officials; grounds for suspension; secretary to take charge of office
§ 10-5-3 Hearing; testimony
§ 10-5-4 Oaths; subpoenas
§ 10-5-6 Continuance of suspension after hearing; discontinuance of salary
§ 10-5-7 Petition for reinstatement; order to show cause; result
§ 10-5-8 Control of office; bond of agent in charge; discretionary reinstatement; institution of removal proceedings
§ 10-5-9 Suspended official to deliver money and records to secretary; failure or refusal; criminal penalty

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 10 > Article 5 - Suspension of Certain Officials

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.