2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Section 3 Assault and Battery
Section 30-3-1 Assault.

NM Stat § 30-3-1 (2015) What's This?

30-3-1. Assault.

Assault consists of either:

A. an attempt to commit a battery upon the person of another;

B. any unlawful act, threat or menacing conduct which causes another person to reasonably believe that he is in danger of receiving an immediate battery; or

C. the use of insulting language toward another impugning his honor, delicacy or reputation.

Whoever commits assault is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

History: 1953 Comp., 40A-3-1, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, 3-1.

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