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Terroristic Threat Lawyers in Minneapolis

Serving Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN

Terroristic threats is a relatively common crime and the statute criminalizes three situations:

  • Directly or indirectly threatening to commit a crime of violence in order to terrorize another person or causing the evacuation of a building, bus, train, or any other place that would cause a public inconvenience;
  • 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. Our team of criminal defense attorneys at 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.

Elements Involved in a Terrorist Threat

Although terrorist threats can occur in a wide range of ways, some of the common elements involved in these types of cases include:

  • Threats
  • Specificity
  • Reasonability
  • Terror

Not all threats are criminal, but terrorist threats are a prohibited form of speech.

What You Can Expect: Penalties

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:

  • Incarceration – Prison term of 5 years
  • Fines – Typically around $10,000 or higher for multiple charges

You can also be hit with restitution costs paid to the victim of the threat.

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