New Mexico Stalking Laws

Code Section
30-3A-3 to -4

Defined As
Knowingly pursuing a pattern of conduct that would cause reasonable person to feel frightened, intimidated, or threatened. Stalker must intend to cause reasonable apprehension. Stalker must follow, surveil, or harass. Aggravated stalking: stalking when it violates a restraining order, while possessing a deadly weapon, or when the victim is less than 16 yrs. old.

Punishment/Classification
Misdemeanor. Must also complete professional counseling. Aggravated stalking: 4th degree felony

Repeat Offense
Upon 2nd or subsequent conviction, guilty of 4th degree felony. Must also complete professional counseling. Aggravated stalking: 3rd degree felony.

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
None

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Picketing or public demonstrations


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