New Mexico

Lower Age: None specified

Upper Age: 17

Statutory Exclusion New Mex. Stat. 1978, Sec. 32A-1-8

Sec. 32A-2-3

A "serious youthful offender"—that is, a child who is at least 15 and is indicted and bound over for first degree murder—is not a "delinquent child" coming within the juvenile court's jurisdiction.

[Note—New Mexico also has a "youthful offender" category for children of at least 14 who meet statutory offense/prior record criteria. Youthful offenders are "subject to adult or juvenile sanctions," but are still considered to be "delinquent children" subject to the exclusive original jurisdiction of the juvenile court.]

Offense Category Minimum Age Offense Detail

Murder 15 First degree murder.