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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 039 : Extortion and Threats

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 1701)
  • § 1701. Definition and penalty

    A person who maliciously threatens to accuse another of a crime or offense, or with an injury to his or her person or property, with intent to extort money or other pecuniary advantage, or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do an act against his or her will, shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $500.00, or both. (Amended 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 1973, No. 109, § 6; 1981, No. 223 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)