You can be charged with Menacing in New York State if you are alleged to have placed another person in fear of injury or death. If you are convicted of this offense, you may face jail or prison time, probation, and/or fines. A court will also issue an order of protection preventing you from having contact with the complainant/victim in the case.

In New York, there are 4 different types of Menacing:

  • Menacing in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor;
  • Menacing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor;
  • Menacing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and
  • Menacing a Police Officer or Peace Officer, a class D felony.