(a) A person is guilty of terroristic threatening of a public official or public servant when the person threatens to commit any crime likely to result in death or in serious injury to a public official or public servant during or because of the public official’s or public servant’s exercise of the official’s or servant’s official functions.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 1240

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302

(b) “Public official or public servant” includes any elected official, appointed official, officer or employee of the State or any political subdivision thereof, any judge or other judicial officer, any person participating as a juror, or any person acting as an advisor, contractor or consultant in performing a governmental function. “Public official or public servant” shall include persons who are candidates for office or who have been elected to office, but who have not yet assumed office. For the purposes of this section “public official or public servant” also includes any person who formerly held a position as a public official or public servant.

(c) Terroristic threatening of a public official or public servant is a class G felony.

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