2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2903.22. Menacing.

§ 2903.22. Menacing.
 

(A)  No person shall knowingly cause another to believe that the offender will cause physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person's unborn, or a member of the other person's immediate family. 

(B)  Whoever violates this section is guilty of menacing. Except as otherwise provided in this division, menacing is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If the victim of the offense is an officer or employee of a public children services agency or a private child placing agency and the offense relates to the officer's or employee's performance or anticipated performance of official responsibilities or duties, menacing is a misdemeanor of the first degree or, if the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an offense of violence, the victim of that prior offense was an officer or employee of a public children services agency or private child placing agency, and that prior offense related to the officer's or employee's performance or anticipated performance of official responsibilities or duties, a felony of the fourth degree. 
 

HISTORY: 134 v H 511 (Eff 1-1-74); 146 v S 239 (Eff 9-6-96); 148 v H 412. Eff 4-10-2001.

 

19xx Committee Report or Comment.

1974 Committee Comment to H 511

The operation of this section and the rationale for it are the same as in section 2903.21, aggravated menacing. The sole difference between the two sections is in the degree of harm threatened. A threat of serious physical harm is punishable as aggravated menacing, whereas a threat of mere physical harm constitutes menacing under this section. 

Menacing is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. 

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