In re Grand Jury Presentation Concerning James Bort Jones (N.M. 2009)

With its opinion In re Grand Jury Presentation Concerning James Bort Jones (N.M. 2009), New Mexico joins a minority of states – Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Illinois – that have explicit pre-indictment mechanisms. The court noted the importance of pre-indictment procedures given the irrevocable consequences that an indictment can have on a target’s career and reputation.