2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Article 6 - Crimes Against Children and Dependents
Section 30-6-4 - Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 30-6-4 (2018)
30-6-4. Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect.

Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect consists of:

A. knowingly inhibiting, preventing, obstructing or intimidating another from reporting, pursuant to Section 32A-4-3 NMSA 1978, child abuse or neglect, including child sexual abuse; or

B. knowingly obstructing, delaying, interfering with or denying access to a law enforcement officer or child protective services social worker in the investigation of a report of child abuse or sexual abuse.

Whoever commits obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History: Laws 1989, ch. 287, § 1; 2014, ch. 10, § 1.

ANNOTATIONS

The 2014 amendment, effective May 21, 2014, corrected an outdated reference in the NMSA 1978; and in Subsection A, after "Section", changed "32-1-15" to "32A-4-3".

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