In New Mexico, for pending felony cases, the clock starts ticking on the date of your arraignment. After that date, the court will look at various factors to determine how long the prosecution has to bring your case to trial. Essentially, you have the right to a speedy trial, but what is considered “speedy” depends on things like the complexity of your case, the number of charges, and the number of witnesses in your case. The nine-month mark will typically implicate your speedy trial rights and may create a presumption that you have become prejudiced by the delay in prosecuting your case.
Time limits for cases that have not yet been filed are governed by the statute of limitations.