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No person indicted or charged by information or complaint of any crime shall be sentenced therefor, unless he has been legally convicted of the crime in a court having competent jurisdiction of the cause and of the person. No person shall be convicted of a crime unless found guilty by the verdict of the jury, accepted and recorded by the court; or upon the defendant's confession of guilt or a plea of nolo contendere, accepted and recorded in open court; or after trial to the court without jury and the finding by the court that such defendant is guilty of the crime for which he is charged.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-1-11. Criminal sentence permitted only upon conviction - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-30-criminal-offenses/nm-st-sect-30-1-11/
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