Experienced New Jersey Defense Attorneys, Located Conveniently in Morristown, for Terroristic Threat Charges
Law enforcement agencies take the charge of making terroristic threats very seriously. Terroristic threats is typically a third degree crime, although if threats are made during a national, state or county emergency, terroristic threats can be charged as a second degree crime. A conviction can result in prison time, fines, probation and a criminal record. In any event, if you or someone you love faces these criminal allegations, it is imperative that you have a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Maynard Law Office, LLC, in Morristown, New Jersey, represents adults and juveniles charged with making terroristic threats. We place a premium on our clients’ constitutional rights and civil rights, and we are devoted to protecting them.
In order for the government to prove that you made terroristic threats, it must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That you threatened to commit a crime of violence against someone
- That you made this threat with the purpose of terrorizing someone, causing the evacuation of a building or causing serious public inconvenience
Terroristic threats can be charged alongside domestic violence allegations. Of course, there is no requirement that the accused has any relationship with the person to whom the alleged threats were made. Our New Jersey terroristic threats defense attorneys will take a close look at the evidence to determine the strength of the prosecution’s evidence. In many cases, these charges are wholly based on one person’s word. This can present problems for the government if your accuser lacks credibility. Further, the government has to prove that you intended to terrorize someone with your alleged threat. In certain cases, jokes or statements made in anger are charged as threats when there is no evidence of intent. In any case, our law firm will take decisive, strategic action on your behalf.
Lawyers Offering a Strong Defense, Serving All New Jersey Counties
Contact us or call 973-540-0054 today to discuss your issues. We offer a free consultation.