Terroristic threats is a relatively common crime and the statute criminalizes three situations:
• Telling someone that there are explosives in a location with the purpose to terrorize another or with reckless disregard of terrorizing another; and
• Displaying of brandishing a fake firearm.
Terroristic threat charges often come up in situations where there is also a charge for domestic abuse, but as you can see, they can apply to a wide range of behaviors. The maximum penalty for a terroristic threat is 5 years, a $10,000 fine, or both.
A conviction for any felony makes it difficult to find a job, but this is particularly true with respect to a terroristic threat conviction. The Minneapolis, Minnesota criminal defense attorneys of Brockton D. Hunter P.A. have extensive experience with terroristic threat cases and will guide you through the process to help you fight for your rights.
Although terrorist threats can occur in a wide range of ways, some of the common elements involved in these types of cases include:
Not all threats are criminal, but terrorist threats are a prohibited form of speech.
If you are charged for making an alleged terrorist threat, you need to ensure that you have every available resource to aggressively fight your charge. A conviction of this type could debilitate your future and prohibit your ability of future prospects for employment and housing.
Penalties often involve the following for those convicted of making a terrorist threat:
You can also be hit with restitution costs paid to the victim of the threat.