N.M. R. Crim. P. Dist. Ct. 5-502.1
Committee commentary. - This rule creates a mechanism for an attorney to redact discovery as needed to protect victims and witnesses from violent crime and identity theft and to encourage their participation in criminal proceedings without compromising the needs of opposing counsel to conduct conflicts checks and background investigations and otherwise fulfill counsel's duty to provide ethical, competent representation. This rule does not alter the disclosure requirements of Rulesand NMRA, nor does it alter any requirement to provide a witness list, see, e.g. , Rules , , and LR2-308 NMRA. Under Paragraph C, an attorney must provide an unredacted version of documents and materials subject to disclosure. As appropriate, witness lists may be drafted to avoid explicit disclosure of names and addresses by making reference to the unredacted discovery. The definition of "protected personal identifier information" in this rule is consistent with the definition set forth in Rule NMRA (Public inspection and sealing of court records), and varies slightly from the definition of "protected personal identifier information" set forth in the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, § (2018).
[Adopted by Supreme Court Order No. 22-8300-025, effective for all cases pending or filed on or after December 31, 2022.]