Section 71.12 Criminal Code Act | Threatening to Commit Offences


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Section 71.12 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Threatening to Commit Offences and is extracted below.

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71.12  Threatening to commit other offences

A person is guilty of an offence if the person:

(a)  threatens to commit an offence (the threatened offence) under any of sections 71.2 to 71.11; and

(b)  intends to compel any other person to do or omit to do an act by making the threat.

Maximum penalty:

(a)  if the threatened offence is the offence under section 71.2 (murder of a UN or associated person)—imprisonment for 10 years; or

(b)  if the threatened offence is the offence under section 71.3, 71.4, 71.5, 71.8 or 71.9 (manslaughter of, causing serious harm to, kidnapping, or sexually penetrating, a UN or associated person)—imprisonment for 7 years; or

(c)  if the threatened offence is the offence under section 71.6 or 71.11 (causing harm to, or damaging the property etc. of, a UN or associated person)—imprisonment for 5 years; or

(d)  if the threatened offence is the offence under section 71.7 or 71.10 (recklessly causing harm to, or unlawful detention of, a UN or associated person)—imprisonment for 3 years.

Note:          Section 71.23 defines UN or associated person.