§ 30-23-1 Demanding illegal fees
§ 30-23-2 Paying or receiving public money for services not rendered
§ 30-23-3 Making or permitting false public voucher
§ 30-23-4 Injunction to restrain unlawful payment of public funds
§ 30-23-5 Unlawful speculation in claims against state
§ 30-23-6 Unlawful interest in a public contract
§ 30-23-7 Civil damages for engaging in illegal acts

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 30 > Article 23 - Misconduct by Officials

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.