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.