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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Article 35. Offenses Against the Public Peace

back to top14-277.1. Communicating threats

(a) A person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if without lawful authority:

(1) He willfully threatens to physically injure the person or that person's child, sibling, spouse, or dependent or willfully threatens to damage the property of another;

(2) The threat is communicated to the other person, orally, in writing, or by any other means;

(3) The threat is made in a manner and under circumstances which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the threat is likely to be carried out; and

(4) The person threatened believes that the threat will be carried out.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
1973, c. 1286, § 11. Amended by Laws 1993, c. 539, § 172, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Laws 1994 (1st Ex. Sess.), c. 24, § 14(c), eff. March 26, 1994; S.L. 1999-262, § 2, eff. Dec. 1, 1999.