§ 30-2-1 Murder
§ 30-2-3 Manslaughter
§ 30-2-4 Assisting suicide
§ 30-2-5 Excusable homicide
§ 30-2-6 Justifiable homicide by public officer or public employee
§ 30-2-7 Justifiable homicide by citizen
§ 30-2-8 When homicide is excusable or justifiable defendant to be acquitted
§ 30-2-9 Murderer may not profit from wrongdoing; public policy

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 30 > Article 2

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.