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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010

    Default Shoplifting Under $3

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: NM

    I was caught for shoplifting an item that was under three dollars in the state of NM. Does anyone know of a website where I can view the actual NM state laws regarding shoplifting?

    Can you go to jail for stealing something under $3? The cop threatened to take me to jail numerous times. In addition, he also said "if it were up to me, I would have a firing squad for all thieves," and "I'm not legally allowed to shoot you but I'd like to". Could these statements be considered threats and held against the officer?

    I also bought items at the store, about triple the amount of what I stole. I have the receipt for these items as well.

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    Default Re: Shoplifting in Nm Under $3 scroll down until you get to New Mexico.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Shoplifting in Nm Under $3

    I would guess this is the statute you are looking for:


    and then there is this to worry about:

    here is a link to more:

    Misdemeanors are crimes which may result in fines, jail time of one year or less and rehabilitative programs. The penalties for misdemeanor crimes may include:

    Petty misdemeanors:
    up to 6 months in jail
    up to a $500.00 fine
    up to 6 months probation
    community service
    license suspension
    driving record points assessed
    recorded NCIC conviction

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