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Other light threats, A285 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Other light threats – under the Revised Penal Code, refers to the crime of threatening another in such a way as not to constitute grave threats or light threats or any other felony.

a. Legal basis

Art. 285. Other light threats. - The penalty of arresto menor in its minimum period or a fine not exceeding Forty thousand pesos (P40,000) shall be imposed upon:

1. Any person who, without being included in the provisions of the next preceding article, shall threaten another with a weapon, or draw such weapon in a quarrel, unless it be in lawful self-defense.

2. Any person who, in the heat of anger, shall orally threaten another with some harm not constituting a crime, and who by subsequent acts shows that he did not persist in the idea involved in his threat: Provided, That the circumstances of the offense shall not bring it within the provisions of Article 282 of this Code.

3. Any person who shall orally threaten to do another any harm not constituting a felony. (As amended by R.A. 10951)

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Modes of commission

The following are the modes of committing the offense:

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a. Mode 1: Lorem

Elements of the crime of other light threats:

1) That the offender either –

a) Without being included in the provisions of ...

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