- On February 18, 2015
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Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Kelly Fajardo announced that every female lawmaker in the New Mexico House has signed onto her bill that cracks down on domestic violence by giving police officers 24 hours to arrest the offender without a warrant.
“This is an important step in improving our laws to further protect victims of violence and abuse,” said Rep. Fajardo, of Belen. “It speaks volumes that every woman in the New Mexico House supports this legislation.”
Under current law, someone who commits domestic violence can flee the scene, and an officer is required to obtain a warrant before arresting the suspect. If the legislation becomes law, police officers will have 24 hours to arrest the offender without having to attain a warrant.