Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997

Threats to kill or cause serious harm.

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5. (1) A person who, without lawful excuse, makes to another a threat, by any means intending the other to believe it will be carried out, to kill or cause serious harm to that other or a third person shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or to both.

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Editorial Notes:

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A fine of £1,500 translates into a class C fine (€1,000 to €2,500) as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), s. 6(2) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

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Offence under section listed as offence for the purposes of Criminal Justice Act 2007, Part 3 (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), ss. 25, 26 and sch. 2 para. 2(b), S.I. No. 236 of 2007.