2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30: Criminal Offenses
Article 1: General Provisions, 30-1-1 through 30-1-15
Section 30-1-2: Application of code.
30-1-2. Application of code.
The Criminal Code [30-1-1 NMSA 1978] has no application to crimes committed prior to its effective date.
A crime is committed prior to the effective date of the Criminal Code if any of the essential elements of the crime occurred before that date.
Prosecutions for prior crimes shall be governed, prosecuted and punished under the laws existing at the time such crimes were committed.
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