En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Legal Statutes: New Mexico

UPDATED April 28, 2016

Back to New Mexico overview

Article 13. Family Violence Protection

back to top40-13-3.1 Forbearance of costs associated with domestic abuse offenses

A. An alleged victim of domestic abuse shall not be required to bear the cost of:

(1) the prosecution of a misdemeanor or felony offense arising out of an incident of domestic abuse, including costs associated with filing a criminal charge against the alleged perpetrator of the abuse;

(2) the filing, issuance or service of a warrant;

(3) the filing, issuance or service of a witness subpoena;

(4) the filing, issuance or service of a petition for an order of protection;

(5) the filing, issuance or service of an order of protection; or

(6) obtaining law enforcement reports or photographs or copies of photographs relating to the alleged abuse or pattern of abuse.

B. No witness fee shall be charged where prohibited by federal law.

L. 1995, Ch. 176, § 1, eff. July 1, 1995; L. 2008, Ch. 40, § 4, eff. July 1, 2008; L. 2011, Ch. 8, § 1, eff. June 17, 2011.