§ 41-8-1 Short title
§ 41-8-2 Definitions
§ 41-8-3 Disclosure and information
§ 41-8-4 Evidence
§ 41-8-5 Enforcement
§ 41-8-6 Jurisdiction not affected

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 41 > Article 8

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.