New Mexico Criminal Laws

Ignorance of the law is never a defense to criminal charges; and while certain crimes are obvious, such as theft or assault, it's a good idea to get a handle on your state's criminal code. Welcome to FindLaw's section on New Mexico's criminal laws, with legalese-free summaries of criminal laws and penalties in the Land of Enchantment. This section includes articles on so-called "white collar" crimes such as credit card fraud and the perpetration of pyramid schemes, in addition to other property crimes, violent crimes, and crimes of a sexual nature. Click on a link below to learn more about New Mexico's criminal laws.

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