Legal Statutes: New York
UPDATED August 17, 2016
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.)