§30-3A-2 and UJI 14-330

New Mexico harassment statute and Uniform Jury Information (UJI)

§30-3A-2, "Harassment; penalties," provides that:

"A. Harassment consists of knowingly pursuing a pattern of conduct that is intended to annoy, seriously alarm or terrorize another person and that serves no lawful purpose. The conduct must be such that it would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.

B. Whoever commits harassment is guilty of a misdemeanor."

UJI 14-330. Harassment; Essential Elements.

"For you to find the defendant guilty of harassment as [charged in Count ________], the state must prove to your satisfaction beyond a reasonable doubt each of the following elements of the crime:

  1. The defendant maliciously pursued a pattern of conduct that was intended to [annoy] [seriously alarm] [or] [terrorize] ________________________ (name of victim);
  2. A reasonable person would have suffered substantial emotional distress as a result of the defendant's actions;
  3. The defendant's conduct served no lawful purpose;
  4. This happened in New Mexico on or about the ______________ day of ________________________, ________."