New Mexico Senate Bill 294

If signed into law, New Mexico Senate Bill 294 will allow some criminal records to be expunged. New Mexico law previously allowed for individuals to petition for post-conviction relief when new evidence surfaced to support a new trial, or when information was improperly obtained and used in the original trial that lead to conviction. There is a five-year waiting period for a misdemeanor and a ten-year waiting period for misdemeanors of domestic violence or abuse. The Bill does not apply to convictions involving sex offenses, crimes against minors, or driving under the influence.

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