2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Section 8 Crimes, Penalties and Procedure
Section 2 TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Section 66-8-133 Disposition of citations.
66-8-133. Disposition of citations.
A. Every state and local traffic-enforcement officer issuing a uniform traffic citation to an alleged violator of the Motor Vehicle Code [66-1-1 NMSA 1978] or other law or ordinance relating to motor vehicles shall dispose of the citation as indicated on the back of each copy.
B. Citations spoiled or issued in error shall be marked "void" in large letters on the face, signed by the officer, and the copies disposed of as a valid warning notice.
C. It is a misdemeanor and official misconduct for any officer or other public official or employee to dispose of a uniform traffic citation except as provided in this section.
History: 1953 Comp., 64-22-12, enacted by Laws 1961, ch. 213, 12; 1965, ch. 103, 1; recompiled as 1953 Comp., 64-8-133, by Laws 1978, ch. 35, 541.
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