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In New Mexico, the state’s civil statute of limitations is three years for personal injury or defamation and four years for injury to personal property and most other civil claims. New Mexico’s criminal statute of limitations ranges from three to six years for felonies and one to two years for misdemeanors.
Burglary occurs when someone “intentionally enters [a place] without the consent of the person in lawful possession and with intent to steal or commit a felony.” Robbery occurs when someone “takes property from the person or presence of the owner by either… using force…or by threatening the imminent use of force.”
18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 103— ROBBERY AND BURGLARY.
Whoever commits breaking and entering is guilty of a fourth degree felony. …
Federal Robbery Laws. Robbery becomes a federal crime when it takes place in a particular location or against a specific person.
Universal Citation: NM Stat § 30-16-2 (2018) 30-16-2. Robbery. Robbery consists of the theft of anything of value from the person of another or from the immediate control of another, by use or threatened use of force or violence. Whoever commits robbery is guilty of a third degree felony.
The court may impose a fine of up to $5,000 or double the financial gain from the robbery, whichever is higher. Note: State laws are constantly changing through the enactment of new legislation, court rulings, and other means.
In the course of the commission of the crime or of immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime: (a) Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or (b) Displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm; or The property consists of a motor vehicle.
Robbery is forcible stealing. A person forcibly steals property and commits robbery when, in the course of committing a larceny, he uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person for the purpose of: