§ 30-31-1 Short title
§ 30-31-2 Definitions
§ 30-31-3 Duty to administer
§ 30-31-4 Nomenclature
§ 30-31-5 Schedules; criteria
§ 30-31-6 Schedule I
§ 30-31-7 Schedule II
§ 30-31-8 Schedule III
§ 30-31-9 Schedule IV
§ 30-31-10 Schedule V
§ 30-31-11 Regulations
§ 30-31-12 Registration requirements
§ 30-31-13 Registrations
§ 30-31-14 Revocation and suspension of registration
§ 30-31-15 Order to show cause
§ 30-31-16 Records of registrants
§ 30-31-17 Order forms
§ 30-31-18 Prescriptions
§ 30-31-19 Distributions by manufacturers or distributors
§ 30-31-20 Trafficking controlled substances; violation
§ 30-31-21 Distribution to a minor
§ 30-31-22 Controlled or counterfeit substances; distribution prohibited
§ 30-31-23 Controlled substances; possession prohibited
§ 30-31-24 Controlled substances; violations of administrative provisions
§ 30-31-25 Controlled substances; prohibited acts
§ 30-31-25.1 Possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia prohibited; exceptions
§ 30-31-26 Penalties under other laws
§ 30-31-27 Bar to prosecution
§ 30-31-27.1 Overdose prevention; limited immunity
§ 30-31-28 Conditional discharge for possession as first offense
§ 30-31-29 Probationary period
§ 30-31-30 Powers of enforcement personnel
§ 30-31-31 Administrative inspections and warrants
§ 30-31-32 Administrative inspections
§ 30-31-33 Injunctions
§ 30-31-34 Forfeitures; property subject
§ 30-31-35 Forfeiture; procedure
§ 30-31-36 Summary forfeiture
§ 30-31-37 Burden of proof
§ 30-31-38 Cooperative duties of board
§ 30-31-39 Education
§ 30-31-40 Research; confidentiality
§ 30-31-41 Anabolic steroids; possession; distribution; penalties;

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 30 > Article 31

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.