Minnesota Terroristic Threat Lawyer
A terroristic threat is classified as a felony. However, there are times when a statement can be misconstrued as a threat when it wasn’t a threat at all. Perhaps you were simply frustrated, annoyed, or angry. Maybe someone threatened you first and you threatened them back. Sometimes, a threat is simply open to interpretation and, if not interpreted correctly, the matter can become a legal one.
If this is something that has happened to you, having an experienced attorney who has the know-how and the skill to reveal the facts and use them to obtain the best result in your case. In addition to helping you achieve the best result, your rights are protected and you are educated so you can always make informed decisions when faced with various options.
Straightforward Criminal Defense
Terroristic threats can be made in a number of ways. One way is to threaten violence with the intent of terrorizing others. This is the most common type of the offense and conviction can result in up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. The following also constitute types of terroristic threats:
- A threat causes the evacuation of a public place or public mode of transportation
- The public is inconvenienced because of an alleged threat and/or the threat causes terror in the public or results in reckless disregard for them.
- The threat is to commit a violent crime that is intended to terrorize a person or multiple people.
- A person tells another that they are going to commit an act of terrorism or terrorize others in some way.
Saying that there is a possible threat, such as an explosive device, located within an area or a building, regardless of whether there is or not, can result in conviction. For this type of threat, the penalty may be several thousands of dollars in fines and up to three years in prison.
Skilled Terroristic Threat Defense
Each type of alleged terroristic threat is taken seriously in Minnesota and that is why you need the best possible defense. Even when it doesn’t seem like the charges can be beat, it is possible. There are a number of strategies that can be used to show weakness in the prosecution’s case. Pete Dahlquist will be able to build the appropriate strategy so you obtain the best possible result in the case.
Contact Pete Dahlquist
Making any threat that can be considered a terroristic threat can result in a criminal charge that you need to defend yourself against. Sometimes such a charge can result from a misconception, while other times the charges are much more serious than the act. No matter the reason why you were charged, it is important that you have the proper legal representation by an experienced criminal attorney. To learn more about your rights and options, call Dahlquist Law, LLC at 612-677-8357 for a free consultation.