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In all penal statutes of the state where by the terms of such statutes a definite punishment of imprisonment in the penitentiary is prescribed the time of such imprisonment in such statute shall be construed to be the maximum of imprisonment, unless such statutes expressly provide that such time is the minimum.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 31. Criminal Procedure § 31-21-1. Construction of statutory provisions prescribing term of imprisonment; maximum or minimum - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-31-criminal-procedure/nm-st-sect-31-21-1/
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