Battery is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of another, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner.   

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-3-4

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Whoever commits battery is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-3-4, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, § 3-4.