2023 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 30-1-1 - Name and effective date of code.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 30-1-1 (2023)

This act is called and may be cited as the "Criminal Code". It shall become effective on July 1, 1963.

History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-1-1, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, § 1-1.


Meaning of "this act". — The words "this act" refer to Laws 1963, ch. 303, which enacted the original Criminal Code. Most of the provisions of Laws 1963, ch. 303, that have not been repealed are compiled in arts. 1 to 28 of this chapter, but some are compiled in Chapter 31. See the Table of Disposition of Acts. In addition, the Criminal Code includes later acts in which the legislature specifically stated its intention to add to the Criminal Code.

Law reviews. — For article, "The Proposed New Mexico Criminal Code," see 1 Nat. Resources J. 122 (1961)

For article, "Survey of New Mexico Law, 1982-83: Criminal Law," see 14 N.M.L. Rev. 89 (1984).

For symposium, "The Impact of the Equal Rights Amendment on the New Mexico Criminal Code," see 3 N.M.L. Rev. 106 (1973).

For article, "Survey of New Mexico Law, 1982-83: Criminal Law," see 14 N.M.L. Rev. 89 (1984).

For comment, "Survey of New Mexico Law: Criminal Law," see 15 N.M.L. Rev. 231 (1985).

For article, "Coopting the Journalist's Privilege: Of Sources and Spray Paint," see 23 N.M.L. Rev. 435 (1993).

For note and comment, "Criminal Procedure — A Criminal Defendant is Entitled to a Specific Jury Instruction When Supporting Evidence Exists: State v. Arias," see 24 N.M.L. Rev. 485 (1994).

For article, "The Cultural Defense and the Problem of Cultural Preemption: A Framework for Analysis," see 27 N.M.L. Rev. 101 (1997).

For note, "Criminal Procedure — New Mexico Court of Appeals Defines the Scope of a Lawful Inventory Search of a Detainee Under the New Mexico Detoxification Act — State v. Johnson," see 28 N.M.L. Rev. 115 (1998).

For note, "Criminal Law — Home Alone: Why House Arrest Doesn't Qualify for Presentence Confinement Credit in New Mexico — State v. Fellhauer," see 28 N.M.L. Rev. 519 (1998).

For note and comment, "State v. Urioste: A Prosecutor's Dream and Defendant's Nightmare," see 34 N.M.L. Rev. 517 (2004).

For article, "Criminal Justice and the 2003-2004 United States Supreme Court Term", see 35 N.M.L. Rev. 123 (2005).

For article, "Reflections on Fifteen Years of the Teague v. Lane Retroactivity Paradigm: A Study of the Persistence, the Pervasiveness and Perversity of the Court's Doctrine", see 35 N.M.L. Rev. 161 (2005).

For note and comment, "Immigration Consequences of Guilty Pleas: What State v. Paredez Means to New Mexico Criminal Defendants and Defense Attorneys," see 36 N.M.L. Rev. 603 (2006).

For article, "Developing a State Constitutional Law Strategy in New Mexico Criminal Prosecutions," see 39 N.M.L. Rev, 407 (2009).

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