A. Whoever commits neglect of a resident that results in no harm to the resident is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B of Section 31-19-1 NMSA 1978.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-47-5

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

B. Whoever commits neglect of a resident that results in physical harm or great psychological harm to the resident is guilty of a fourth degree felony and upon conviction shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.

C. Whoever commits neglect of a resident that results in great physical harm to the resident is guilty of a third degree felony and upon conviction shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.

D. Whoever commits neglect of a resident that results in the death of the resident is guilty of a second degree felony and upon conviction shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.