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Domestic Violence

Violencia intrafamiliar

WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE?

Family Violence Protection Act (Chapter 40, Article 13 NMSA 1978, NM Compilation Commission Site)

New Mexico defines domestic abuse as an incident by a household member against another household member consisting of or resulting in:

  • physical harm;
  • severe emotional distress;
  • bodily injury or assault;      
  • a threat causing imminent fear of bodily injury by any household member;
  • criminal trespass;
  • criminal damage to property;
  • repeatedly driving by a residence or work place;
  • telephone harassment;
  • harassment; or
  • harm or threatened harm to children.
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