N.M. Stat. § 31-21-1

Current through 2022, ch. 57, and 2022 SP3, ch. 3
Section 31-21-1 - Construction of statutory provisions prescribing term of imprisonment; maximum or minimum

In all penal statutes of the state where by the terms of such statutes a definite punishment of imprisonment in the penitentiary is prescribed the time of such imprisonment in such statute shall be construed to be the maximum of imprisonment, unless such statutes expressly provide that such time is the minimum.

NMS § 31-21-1

Laws 1909, ch. 32, § 10; Code 1915, § 5425; C.S. 1929, § 139-103; 1941 Comp., § 42-1702; 1953 Comp., § 41-17-2.