2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 40-13-6 — Service of order; duration; penalty; remedies not exclusive.

40-13-6. Service of order; duration; penalty; remedies not exclusive.

A.     An order of protection granted under the Family Violence Protection Act [ 40-13-1 NMSA 1978] shall be filed with the clerk of the court and a copy shall be sent by the clerk to the local law enforcement agency. The order shall be personally served upon the respondent, unless he or his attorney was present at the time the order was issued. The order shall be filed and served without cost to the petitioner.   

B.     An order of protection granted by the court involving custody or support shall be effective for a fixed period of time not to exceed six months. The order may be extended for good cause upon motion of the petitioner for an additional period of time not to exceed six months. Injunctive orders shall continue until modified or rescinded upon motion by either party or until the court approves a subsequent consent agreement entered into by the petitioner and the respondent.   

C.     A peace officer shall arrest without a warrant and take into custody a person whom the peace officer has probable cause to believe has violated an order pursuant to this section.   

D.     State courts shall give full faith and credit to tribal court orders of protection and orders of protection issued by courts of other states. A protection order issued by a State or tribal court against one who has petitioned, filed a complaint, or otherwise filed a written pleading for protection against abuse by a spouse or intimate partner is not entitled to full faith and credit if:   

(1)     no cross or counter petition, complaint, or other written pleading was filed seeking such a protection order; or   

(2)     a cross or counter petition has been filed and the court did not make specific findings that each party was entitled to such an order.   

E.     A person convicted of violating an order of protection granted by a court under the Family Violence Protection Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced in accordance with Section 31-19-1 NMSA 1978. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, an offender shall be sentenced to a jail term of not less than seventy-two consecutive hours that shall not be suspended, deferred or taken under advisement.   

F.     In addition to any other punishment provided in the Family Violence Protection Act, the court shall order a person convicted to make full restitution to the party injured by the violation of an order of protection and order the person convicted to participate in and complete a program of professional counseling, at his own expense, if possible.   

G.     In addition to charging the person with violating an order of protection, a peace officer shall file all other possible criminal charges arising from an incident of domestic abuse when probable cause exists.   

H.     The remedies provided in the Family Violence Protection Act are in addition to any other civil or criminal remedy available to the petitioner.   

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