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Legal Information: Washington
Updated: December 3, 2020
(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 1RCW 9A.04.110 (27)(a), (b), or (c).
(3) Coercion is a gross misdemeanor.
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