New York Penal - Article 490 - § 490.20 Making a Terroristic Threat
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§ 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.
Section: Article 490 490.00 490.01 490.05 490.10 490.15 490.20 490.25 490.30 490.35 490.37 490.40 490.45 490.47 490.50
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Last modified: February 16, 2014