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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.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 135.65 Coercion in the first degree - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-135-65/
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