Threat of Use Force Law & Legal Definition


Threat is a communicated intent to inflict or impose harm or damage or loss or injury on another or on another's property and that might diminish a person's freedom to act voluntarily or with lawful consent. Threat of use force is something to do which causes another person to act against a person’s will. To use a threat of force or to intimidate or interfere with something that would cause another person of ordinary sensibilities to be fearful of bodily harm if that person did not comply.