I’ve been charged with Uttering Threats. What do I need to know?

You commit the crime of Uttering Threats if you threaten to:

  • hurt or kill someone, including psychologically hurting someone
  • damage someone's property, including their pets or animals

A threat can be

  • spoken
  • written, including online or on social media
  • suggested by your actions, for example making a throat slashing gesture

The maximum for Uttering Threats to hurt or kill someone is:

  • 2 years in jail if the Crown proceeds
  • 5 years in prison if the Crown proceeds by

The maximum sentence for Uttering Threats to damage someone's property is:

  • 2 years in jail
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