Irregular Use of Process Law and Legal Definition

A use of process is deemed to be irregular or improper if it:

a. involves a procedural irregularity or a misuse of procedural devices such as discovery, subpoenas, and attachments; or

b. indicates the wrongful use of proceedings, such as an extortion attempt. [Durham v. Guest, 145 N.M. 694 (N.M. 2009)].