Expungement Attorneys in New Mexico
Expungement in New Mexico
New Mexico, like many other states, does not differentiate between expungement and record sealing.
You are eligible for expungement in New Mexico if you were arrested for a petty misdemeanor or a simple misdemeanor and there is no record of your final disposition. If a record of your disposition exists, even if the charges were dismissed or not filed, or if you participated in diversion program that resulted in dismissal of the charges, you may be eligible to have your record expunged.
You are also eligible if you are a first-time drug offender under the age of eighteen (18) and the charges were dismissed or later discharged. New Mexico law also permits expungement if your conviction was reversed by DNA evidence. Finally, you are eligible if you were the subject under the Children’s Code and two (2) years have been passed since you were released from legal custody, or after two (2) years from the entry of a judgment or disposition that did not involve any type of court supervision.
Arrests involving crimes of moral turpitude, including DUI and other misdemeanor driving while intoxicated offenses, are not eligible for expungement in New Mexico.