If you threaten or intimidate an individual or their property you can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor in the State of Arizona.
Threatening & Intimidating by a Gang Member in Arizona
If the threat is made by a gang member or against a witness to a crime, the charge can be increased to a Class 3 felony which carries a 3.5-year prison sentence. Even causing a major public inconvenience, such as committing an act that causes evacuation of a public building can classified as assault.
How is Threatening or Intimidating Classified in Arizona?
In Arizona, a person is charged with threatening or intimidating if he or she threatens or intimidates by words or action, including the following instances:
- The cause of physical injury to someone else or severe property damage belonging to another person.
- Causing a serious public inconvenience, which could include the evacuation of a public location, assembly area, or transportation hub.
- Causing physical injury to someone else or severe property damage with the intention of promoting another person to participate in an illegal street gang, racketeering business, or criminal syndicate.