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New Mexico Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

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Code Section 30-1-8 et seq.
Felonies Capital or 1st degree felony: none; 2nd degree: 6 yrs.; 3rd and 4th degree: 5 yrs.; others: 3 yrs.; child abuse, criminal sexual penetration, or criminal sexual contact of minor: until victim turns 18 yrs. old or the offense is reported, whichever occurs first
Misdemeanors 2 yrs.; petty: 1 yr.
Acts During Which Statute Does Not Run Fleeing justice or not usually or publicly resident of state; enumerated procedural defects; when DNA evidence is available and suspect has not been identified for criminal sexual penetration, time period won't run until a DNA profile is matched with a suspect

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