Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-3-12

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

A.   Assault against a household member consists of:   

(1)   an attempt to commit a battery against a household member; or   

(2)   any unlawful act, threat or menacing conduct that causes a household member to reasonably believe that he is in danger of receiving an immediate battery.   

B.   Whoever commits assault against a household member is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.   

  History: Laws 1995, ch. 221, § 3.