§ 31-4-1 Definitions
§ 31-4-2 Fugitives from justice; duty of governor
§ 31-4-3 Form of demand
§ 31-4-4 Governor may investigate case
§ 31-4-5 Extradition of persons imprisoned or awaiting trial in another state or who have left the demanding state under compulsion
§ 31-4-6 Extradition of persons not present in demanding state at time of commission of crime
§ 31-4-7 Issue of governor’s warrant of arrest; its recitals
§ 31-4-8 Manner and place of execution
§ 31-4-9 Authority of arresting officer
§ 31-4-10 Rights of accused person; application for writ of habeas corpus
§ 31-4-11 Penalty for noncompliance with preceding section
§ 31-4-12 Confinement in jail when necessary
§ 31-4-13 Arrest prior to requisition
§ 31-4-14 Arrest without a warrant
§ 31-4-15 Commitment to await requisition; bail
§ 31-4-16 Bail; in what cases; conditions of bond
§ 31-4-17 Extension of time of commitment, adjournment
§ 31-4-18 Forfeiture of bail
§ 31-4-19 Persons under criminal prosecution in this state at time of requisition
§ 31-4-20 Guilt or innocence of accused, when inquired into
§ 31-4-21 Governor may recall warrant or issue alias
§ 31-4-22 Written waiver of extradition proceedings
§ 31-4-23 Nonwaiver by this state
§ 31-4-24 Fugitives from this state; duty of governors
§ 31-4-25 Application for issuance of requisition; by whom made; contents
§ 31-4-26 Costs and expenses
§ 31-4-27 Immunity from service of process in certain civil actions
§ 31-4-28 No right of asylum; no immunity from other criminal prosecutions while in this state
§ 31-4-29 Interpretation
§ 31-4-30 Short title
§ 31-4-31 Transfer under treaty; governor

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 31 > Article 4

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.