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I am sorry to hear about this. If convicted
, one can face: " imprisonment for not less than five days nor more than ninety days, or by a fine
of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100), or both and on a second or subsequent conviction by imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than six months, or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both." NM Stat § 66-8-113
Chances of actually getting jail time are slim for first time offenders.
Also, the prosecutor may offer a deferred sentence, which means probation without conviction in the end if the probation is completed successfully. This is not a right but is an option in many first time, non-violent charges.
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