Providing Representation To People Accused Of Terroristic Threats
While it’s fairly and widely understood that engaging in terrorist activities is illegal, and it will likely result in criminal charges, many may be surprised to learn the consequences for terroristic or bomb threats can lead to a similar outcome. Located in Golden Valley, the Mankey Law Office understands how a conviction on this charge can dramatically change your life.
What Is Considered A Terroristic Threat?
Believe it or not, the way you use words could be criminal. Specifically, if you threaten violence against another person or a group of people, and in doing so, mean to instill fear, or you say something in reckless disregard of causing such fear, you could be charged with making terroristic threats. The threats may be communicated in multiple ways, including verbally, written and even online.
Who Could Face Charges For Terrorist Threats?
People of all ages and backgrounds could be charged with terroristic threats in either state or federal court. While some facing such charges may in fact have a plan in place to cause physical harm to others, this is not always the case. It is possible someone could find that a comment they made in jest could be misconstrued as a threat, and lead to criminal charges.
What If You Were Intoxicated?
It is not uncommon for people who have been drinking to do and say things they otherwise would not. Under the reckless disregard provision, if you threaten violence it doesn’t matter whether you meant to instill fear in the alleged victim, or not. You could still face a terroristic threat charge.
Don’t Let A Few Heated Words Ruin Your Life
Regardless of your intent, if you face criminal charges for terroristic threats in either state or federal court, you must speak with a lawyer. Let Minneapolis-area criminal defense attorney Matthew Mankey help you. Contact the Mankey Law Office online or call 612-424-9454 for free initial consultation.