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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 9A.36. Assault--Physical Harm

back to top9A.36.070. Coercion

(1) A person is guilty of coercion if by use of a threat he or she compels or induces a person to engage in conduct which the latter has a legal right to abstain from, or to abstain from conduct which he or she has a legal right to engage in.

(2) “Threat” as used in this section means:

(a) To communicate, directly or indirectly, the intent immediately to use force against any person who is present at the time; or

(b) Threats as defined in *RCW 9A.04.110 (27)(a), (b), or (c).

(3) Coercion is a gross misdemeanor.

2011 c 336 § 361, eff. July 22, 2011; 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.36.070.