Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - New Mexico

Date: February 2019

Failure to Report

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 32A-4-3(F)

Any person who violates the provisions of this section pertaining to the duty to report is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced pursuant to § 31-19-1.

Upon conviction, the person shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a definite term that is less than 1 year, be fined not more than $1,000, or both at the discretion of the judge.

False Reporting

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.