2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 20 - Military Affairs
Article 12 - Code of Military Justice
Section 20-12-12 - Absence without leave; confinement during period of duty.

NM Stat § 20-12-12 (2016) What's This?

20-12-12. Absence without leave; confinement during period of duty.

Any member of the national guard who fails to either report for or remain present for unit training assembly, drill, or annual training when so ordered shall be subject to confinement for the duration of that training assembly or annual training to include nights between days of training. The sheriff or any other peace officer of the county in which the unit is training or where the absent national guard member resides or is found shall, upon request of the unit commander, arrest the absent member and confine him in a suitable facility at county expense until the conclusion of the training period or until the member agrees to present himself for duty. Neglect or unjustified refusal of a requested sheriff or other peace officer to so act shall render the sheriff or peace officer guilty of a misdemeanor in accordance with Section 20-11-7 NMSA 1978.

History: 1978 Comp., 20-12-12, enacted by Laws 1987, ch. 318, 97.

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