490.20 - Making a Terroristic Threat. | Article 490 - (490.00 - 490.70) TERRORISM | Title Y-1 - Enacted without title heading. | Part 4 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS | PEN - Penal | 2015 New York Laws

490.20 Making a terroristic threat.

1. A person is guilty of making a terroristic threat when with intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination or kidnapping, he or she threatens to commit or cause to be committed a specified offense and thereby causes a reasonable expectation or fear of the imminent commission of such offense.

2. It shall be no defense to a prosecution pursuant to this section that the defendant did not have the intent or capability of committing the specified offense or that the threat was not made to a person who was a subject thereof.

Making a terroristic threat is a class D felony.

Last modified: April 14, 2016