Arrested for Terroristic Threats in Pennsylvania?

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Under Pennsylvania criminal laws, the crime of making terroristic threats applies if you are accused of threatening to

  1. commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another;
  2. cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation; or
  3. otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

You probably didn’t even know that simply threatening someone is a crime in Pennsylvania, but now you are faced with it.

Any criminal charge is a serious matter. A criminal conviction on your record can damage many future opportunities. Consult with an experienced defense lawyer who will use every opportunity to make sure your rights are protected to the fullest extent.

Pennsylvania Terroristic Threats Penalties

According to the Pennsylvania criminal laws, terroristic threat is a misdemeanor of the first degree (Misdemeanor 1), which carries a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

In the case of terroristic threats on school property, there is also a likelihood of restitution costs for any disruption caused. There will also be a mandatory loss of drivers license for anyone under 21 years old.

Defense Strategies for a Terroristic Threats Charge

Any defense strategy I would use would vary widely depending on the specifics of the case. The crime of terroristic threats can cover a wide variety of circumstances. Typically, I would look to get the charges reduced when possible, and of course I will always fight for a dismissal when the facts may not warrant such a serious charge.

For a free, no obligation criminal defense legal consultation on terroristic threats or any criminal charge in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, call us or contact us.

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