631:4 Criminal Threatening

Last revised 1971 § Leave a Comment

I. A person is guilty of criminal threatening when:

  • (a) By physical conduct, the person purposely places or attempts to place another in fear of imminent bodily injury or physical contact; or
  • (b) The person places any object or graffiti on the property of another with a purpose to coerce or terrorize any person; or
  • (c) The person threatens to commit any crime against the property of another with a purpose to coerce or terrorize any person; or
  • (d) The person threatens to commit any crime against the person of another with a purpose to terrorize any person; or
  • (e) The person threatens to commit any crime of violence, or threatens the delivery or use of a biological or chemical substance, with a purpose to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of causing such fear, terror or inconvenience; or
  • (f) The person delivers, threatens to deliver, or causes the delivery of any substance the actor knows could be perceived as a biological or chemical substance, to another person with the purpose of causing fear or terror, or in reckless disregard of causing such fear or terror.

II. (a) Criminal threatening is a class B felony if the person:

  • (1) Violates the provisions of subparagraph I(e); or
  • (2) Uses a deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V in the violation of the provisions of subparagraph I(a), I(b), I(c), or I(d).
  • (b) All other criminal threatening is a misdemeanor.
  • III. (a) As used in this section, “property” has the same meaning as in RSA 637:2, I; “property of another” has the same meaning as in RSA 637:2, IV.

  • (b) As used in this section, “terrorize” means to cause alarm, fright, or dread; the state of mind induced by the apprehension of hurt from some hostile or threatening event or manifestation.
  • Revisions

    1971, 518:1. 1983, 338:1. 1994, 187:2. 1996, 92:1. 2002, 222:7. 2003, 69:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.

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    Source

    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LXII/631/631-4.htm

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