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Legal Statutes: New Mexico

UPDATED April 28, 2016

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to top30-1-15 Alleged victims of domestic abuse, stalking or sexual assault; forbearance of costs

A. An alleged victim of an offense specified in Subsection B of this section is not required to bear the cost of:

(1) filing a criminal charge against an alleged perpetrator of the offense;

(2) the issuance or service of a warrant;

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

(4) the issuance or service of a protection order.

B. The provisions of Subsection A of this section apply to alleged victims of domestic abuse as defined in Section 40-13-2 NMSA 1978 and:

(1) sexual offenses described in Sections 30-9-11 through 30-9-14 and 30-9-14.3 NMSA 1978;

(2) crimes against household members described in Sections 30-3-12 through 30-3-16 NMSA 1978;

(3) harassment, stalking and aggravated stalking described in Sections 30-3A-2 through 30-3A-3.1 NMSA 1978; and

(4) the violation of an order of protection described in Subsection E of Section 40-13-6 NMSA 1978.

History: Laws 2002, ch. 34, § 1 and Laws 2002, ch. 35, § 1; 2008, ch. 40, § 1.