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Legal Statutes: Arizona

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Chapter 12. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top§ 13-1202. Threatening or intimidating; classification

A. A person commits threatening or intimidating if the person threatens or intimidates by word or conduct:

1. To cause physical injury to another person or serious damage to the property of another; or

2. To cause, or in reckless disregard to causing, serious public inconvenience including, but not limited to, evacuation of a building, place of assembly or transportation facility; or

3. To cause physical injury to another person or damage to the property of another in order to promote, further or assist in the interests of or to cause, induce or solicit another person to participate in a criminal street gang, a criminal syndicate or a racketeering enterprise.

B. Threatening or intimidating pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 1 or 2 is a class 1 misdemeanor, except that it is a class 6 felony if:

1. The offense is committed in retaliation for a victim's either reporting criminal activity or being involved in an organization, other than a law enforcement agency, that is established for the purpose of reporting or preventing criminal activity.

2. The person is a criminal street gang member.

C. Threatening or intimidating pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 3 is a class 3 felony.
Added by Laws 1977, Ch. 142, § 61, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1978, Ch. 201, § 128, eff. Oct. 1, 1978; Laws 1990, Ch. 366, § 1; Laws 1994, Ch. 200, § 11, eff. April 19, 1994; Laws 2003, Ch. 225, § 2; Laws 2007, Ch. 287, § 3.