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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 359

Threats

359 Threats

(1) A person (the
"first person" ) who threatens to cause a detriment to a second person with intent to prevent or hinder any person (the
"other person" ) other than the first person from doing any act which the other person is lawfully entitled to do, or with intent to compel the other person to do any act which the other person is lawfully entitled to abstain from doing, or with intent to cause public alarm or anxiety, commits a crime.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—5 years imprisonment.
(2) The offender is liable to a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if the threat is made to a law enforcement officer, or a person helping a law enforcement officer, when or because the officer is investigating the activities of a criminal organisation.
(3) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q also states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(4) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.



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