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Legal Statutes: New York

UPDATED April 20, 2017

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Article 135. Kidnapping, Coercion and Related Offenses

back to topSec. 135.65 Coercion in the first degree

A person is guilty of coercion in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of coercion in the second degree, and when:

1. He or she commits such crime by instilling in the victim a fear that he or she will cause physical injury to a person or cause damage to property; or

2. He or she thereby compels or induces the victim to:

(a) Commit or attempt to commit a felony; or

(b) Cause or attempt to cause physical injury to a person; or

(c) Violate his or her duty as a public servant.

Coercion in the first degree is a class D felony.

(L.1965, c. 1030. Amended L.2008, c. 426, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.)