Arizona law threatening and intimidating
A person commits threatening or intimidating if the person threatens or intimidates by word or conduct: 1.
To cause physical injury to another person or serious damage to the property of another; or 2.
It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause mean terror or that the victim was actually frightened.
Threat, criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury.
(6) Absent himself from any proceeding or investigation to which he has been legally summoned.
Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.
"Use of force is justified when a person reasonably believes that it is necessary for the defense of oneself or another against the immediate use of unlawful force." Intimidation may be employed consciously or unconsciously, and a percentage of people who employ it consciously may do so as the result of selfishly rationalized notions of its appropriation, utility or self-empowerment.
Intimidation related to prejudice and discrimination may include conduct "which annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms, or puts a person in fear of their safety...because of a belief or perception regarding such person's race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct." Intimidation may be manifested in such manner as physical contacts, glowering countenance, emotional manipulation, verbal abuse, making someone feel lower than you, purposeful embarrassment and/or actual physical assault.
Generally, proof of actual fear is not required in order to establish intimidation. § 13-2921.) A person commits the misdemeanor crime of harassment in Arizona by: (Ariz. § 13-2921.) Threatening or intimidating another person is also a misdemeanor crime in Arizona. § § 13-702, 13-801.) A person convicted of a second offense of aggravated harassment faces a minimum sentence of four months and a maximum sentence of one year and six months, a fine of 0,000, or both. § § 13-702, 13-801.) Arizona law requires schools to enact and enforce policies and procedures that prohibit students from harassing, intimidating, and bullying other students on school property or school buses, and at school-sponsored activities or events “through the use of electronic technology, communications, networks, forums, or mailing lists.
(4) Give any false or misleading information or testimony or refrain from giving any testimony, information, document or thing, relating to the commission of a crime, to an attorney representing a criminal defendant.