Accused Of Terroristic Threats? You Need Legal Representation.
There are times when a statement can be misconstrued as a threat when it wasn’t one. Perhaps you were just frustrated, annoyed or angry. Maybe someone threatened you first and you threatened them back. Sometimes, a threat is open to interpretation and if not interpreted correctly, can result in criminal charges.
If this has happened to you, having an experienced attorney who has the know-how and skill to reveal the facts is critical. At Dahlquist Law, LLC, in Minneapolis, I can protect your rights and educate you so you can make informed decisions. Clients rely on my 15 years of experience when facing serious criminal charges. Each type of terroristic threat is taken seriously in Minnesota and that is why you need a smart, aggressive defense. Even when it doesn’t seem like the charges can be beat, a favorable outcome may be possible.
There Are Many Types Of Terroristic Threats
Terroristic threats are classified as felonies and 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 offense, and conviction can result in up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. The following situations 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.
In addition, saying that there is a threat, such as an explosive device located within an area or a building, regardless of whether there is one, can result in a penalty of thousands of dollars in fines and up to three years in prison.
I Will Look For Weakness In The Prosecution’s Case
I know how to create a strategic defense, which includes carefully examining the case against you. No matter why you were charged, it is important that you have the proper legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. To learn more about your rights and options, call me in Minneapolis at 612-887-4020 or contact me online for a free consultation.