Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments


Article 34: Crimes Against Persons

Statute 21-3419: Criminal threat. (a) A criminal threat is any threat to:

      (1)   Commit violence communicated with intent to terrorize another, or to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities of any building, place of assembly or facility of transportation, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities;

      (2)   adulterate or contaminate any food, raw agricultural commodity, beverage, drug, animal feed, plant or public water supply; or

      (3)   expose any animal in this state to any contagious or infectious disease.

      (b)   A criminal threat is a severity level 9, person felony.

      (c)   As used in this section, "threat" includes any statement that one has committed any action described by subsection (a)(1) or (2).

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3419; L. 1984, ch. 116, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 14; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 32; L. 2002, ch. 88, § 3; L. 2009, ch. 132, § 3; July 1.