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In Indiana is it a crime to threaten to kill someone?

Indianapolis, IN |

My uncle has priors and has been to prison. He has threatened my life to family members via text, but has not threatened me personally. What recourse do I have?

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Threatening to kill someone may be considered Intimidation. All criminal offenses in Indiana are commenced by Information or Indictment through the prosecuting attorney of the county. If you believe a person has committed a crime against, the first step is to contact your local police agency to have it investigated. If the facts are there, the prosecutor may file charges.

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Context is everything. If you believe there to be a real danger that he will harm you, you must make a police report.

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