New York Penal - Article 490 - § 490.20 Making a Terroristic Threat

  § 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.
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