Criminal Statutes to be Read With Common Sense - Ice and Water Insufficient for Criminal Charges in New Mexico
Law enforcement and prosecutors often try to stretch the definitional boundaries of criminal law statutes. On occasion, these attempts defy reason and logic. That was the case addressed recently by the New Mexico Court of Appeals case of State v. Alverson.
In that case, the issue was whether dry ice and water with the potential for a dry ice bomb constitute an explosive device sufficient to support charges for possession of an explosive or incendiary device.