Overview Description

Records of an arrest for a misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor not involving moral turpitude for which there is no final disposition can be expunged by the Department of Public Safety. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-3-8.1.
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Ineligible Category or Citation

Crimes of moral turpitude are ineligible for expungement. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-3-8.1(A).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed with the state Department of Public Safety. For the specific procedure, see N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-3-8.1.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Notation of the arrest on the person's state record is removed. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-3-8.1.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.


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