New Mexico Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws
|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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