Threatening or intimidating cases are charged as felonies when involving criminal street gangs.
It’s a class 6 felony when a gang member threatens or intimidates.
With this charge, there doesn’t need to be physical contact to the alleged victim or property. Furthermore, threatening or intimidating doesn’t even require that the victim actually felt any fear. Most threatening or intimidating cases arise out of uncorroborated claims from a biased victim.A pet rat might intimidate your sister's friends, keeping them out of your fort."To frighten" or "make fearful" is at the root of the verb intimidate.An animal might intimidate a smaller animal by bearing its teeth, and a person can intimidate another by threatening to do something harmful.Workplace intimidation, also known as workplace bullying, occurs when a superior, peer or subordinate uses violence or blackmail to manipulate you or intentionally creates feelings of fear, inadequacy or awe.
Most frequently, threatening or intimidating is seen in the context of domestic cases where a family member or partner is highly motivated to get back at a defendant.