If you have been charged with making a terrorist threat, do not hesitate to contact Marks & Brooklier. Our criminal defense attorneys understand your rights and can work tirelessly to clear your name.
A terrorist threat is when an individual threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose of terrorizing a community or group of individuals or with the purpose of causing evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such evacuation or inconvenience.
Charges and Penalties For Terrorist Threats
Criminal threats may be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony depending on the nature of the crime and a defendant’s criminal history. When the crime is a misdemeanor, defendants can face up to one year in jail and fines of no more than $1000. A felony is punishable by multiple years in prison and counts as a “strike” under California’s three strikes law. Defendants may also face increased charges if a deadly weapon was used during the course of a crime.
- Long-term imprisonment
- Loss of the right to vote or own a deadly weapon
- Probation or parole
- Mandatory rehabilitation
- Significant fines
It is important to know that an individual can be charged with making terrorist threats even if no physical contact, violence, or action occurred. In the eyes of the law, it can be enough to communicate a threat, either verbally or through writing, which causes another person to feel fear for their safety. The circumstantial nature of terrorist and criminal threat cases underscores the importance of taking legal action. With the guidance of an effective legal advocate from Marks & Brooklier, it is possible to overcome the charges you face. We know how to fight for reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals.
A Strong Defense
As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we begin by developing a strategy. Each case is different, so our team of experienced attorneys looks over all of the details to work to get a case dismissed first and foremost.
Have You Been Arrested? Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested in connection with making a terrorist threat, you do not have to speak to the police about your case before contacting our firm. At Marks & Brooklier, we know your rights and can help you to understand your legal options. Our lead criminal defense attorney Donald Marks has first-hand knowledge of how the prosecution thinks and can structure your case accordingly. When an accusation of a crime can put your reputation on the line, you need the uncompromising representation that our firm can provide.
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