New Mexico Revenge Porn Laws

Unauthorized Distribution of Sensitive Images, Misdemeanor, Fourth Degree Felony if Recidivist.

 

Title: NMS chapter 30-37A-1 Unauthorized distribution of sensitive images; penalties

 

Status: in effect

 

Unauthorized distribution of sensitive images consists of distributing, publishing or otherwise making available, by an electronic communications device or other means, sensitive images of a person, with or without information identifying that person, without that person’s consent:

With the intent to:
harass, humiliate or intimidate that person
incite another to harass, humiliate or intimidate that person
cause that person to reasonably fear for that person’s own or family members’ safety
cause that person to suffer unwanted physical contact or injury
cause that person to suffer substantial emotional distress
where the conduct is such that it would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.

 

Repercussions: Whoever commits unauthorized distribution of sensitive images is guilt of a misdemeanor. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the offender is guilty of a fourth-degree felony.

 

Does not apply to: Interactive computer services or a person who reproduces, distributes, exhibits, publishes, transmits or otherwise disseminates content in furtherance of a legitimate public purpose, including the compilation or dissemination of news by newspapers and licensed broadcasters.

 

(https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-30-criminal-offenses/nm-st-sect-30-37a-1.html)