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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 1. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top76-5-107. Threat of violence--Penalty

(1) A person commits a threat of violence if:

(a) the person threatens to commit any offense involving bodily injury, death, or substantial property damage, and acts with intent to place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury, substantial bodily injury, or death; or

(b) the person makes a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another.

(2) A violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

(3) It is not a defense under this section that the person did not attempt to or was incapable of carrying out the threat.

(4) A threat under this section may be express or implied.

(5) A person who commits an offense under this section is subject to punishment for that offense, in addition to any other offense committed, including the carrying out of the threatened act.

(6) In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, a court shall order any person convicted of any violation of this section to reimburse any federal, state, or local unit of government, or any private business, organization, individual, or entity for all expenses and losses incurred in responding to the violation, unless the court states on the record the reasons why the reimbursement would be inappropriate.

Laws 1973, c. 196, § 76-5-107; Laws 1988, c. 38, § 1; Laws 2002, c. 166, § 3, eff. May 6, 2002; Laws 2010, c. 334, § 7, eff. May 11, 2010; Laws 2015, c. 430, § 3, eff. May 12, 2015.