Uttering Threats

A person can be charged with uttering threats if he or she knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat. To qualify, the threat must be to (1) cause death or bodily harm to any person, (2) burn, destroy or damage real or personal property, or (3) kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person. It is not necessary for a person to state the threat verbally to be charged and threatening remarks sent through text messages, Facebook or any other social media can result in a charge of uttering threats.