New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 135.65 Coercion in the first degree

A person is guilty of coercion in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of coercion in the third degree, and when:

1. He or she commits such crime by instilling in the victim a fear that he or she will cause physical injury to a person or cause damage to property;  or

2. He or she thereby compels or induces the victim to:

(a) Commit or attempt to commit a felony;  or

(b) Cause or attempt to cause physical injury to a person;  or

(c) Violate his or her duty as a public servant.

Coercion in the first degree is a class D felony.

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