Uttering Threats

The offence is committed when a person, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat to, cause death or bodily harm to any person; to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property; or to kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person.

 

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The legislation sets out significant consequences for the offence of uttering threats:

264.1 (1) Every one commits an offence who, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat

(a) to cause death or bodily harm to any person;

(b) to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property; or

(c) to kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person.

Punishment
(2) Every one who commits an offence under paragraph (1)(a) is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.

Idem
(3) Every one who commits an offence under paragraph (1)(b) or (c)

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

 

Charged with uttering threats? Call John now: 604-685-8889.

A personal liable for an offence of uttering threats, in relation to death or bodily harm, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 18 months.

A person who utters threats related to the destruction of real or personal property, or to kill an animal or bird belonging to another, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.