§ 31-16-1 Short title
§ 31-16-2 Definitions
§ 31-16-3 Right to representation
§ 31-16-4 Notice of right to representation
§ 31-16-5 Determination of indigency
§ 31-16-6 Waiver of right to representation
§ 31-16-7 Recovery from defendant
§ 31-16-8 Payment of costs, expenses and attorney fees
§ 31-16-9 Contractual services of counsel
§ 31-16-10 Counsel not subject to liability
§ 31-16A-1 Short title
§ 31-16A-2 Purpose
§ 31-16A-3 Program establishment
§ 31-16A-4 Eligibility
§ 31-16A-5 Program functions and responsibilities
§ 31-16A-6 Waivers; suspension of criminal proceedings
§ 31-16A-7 Program participation; reasonable conditions;
§ 31-16A-8 Record keeping

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 31 > Article 16 - Defense of Indigents

  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.