Terroristic Threat Lawyer St. Paul & Minneapolis
A terroristic threat is classified as a felony, but there are many times that an individual’s statement is misconstrued as a terroristic threat. That means there are times when a perceived terroristic threat leads to a person being charged with a crime. An innocent statement, such as “I just want to burn this place down,” which is something an employee may say on a bad day at work, could be misconstrued as a terroristic threat.
If you or a loved one has been accused of making terroristic threats, there is no need to accept the charges and take the consequences. You deserve to be represented by an experienced St. Paul criminal defense attorney who has the skill and knowledge to use the law in achieving the best possible result in the case.
Revealing The Facts
One of the first things that we do in a terroristic threats case is investigate what happened so we can reveal the facts. There are different types of terroristic threats, which is why something someone says can be perceived as such. Here are the elements of such threats:
- An individual must indirectly or directly commit a violent crime with the intention of terrorizing another person
- A threat that causes the evaluation of a building
- A serious inconvenience o disruption is caused
- An incendiary device was used in the commission of a crime
- A person communicates with another for the sole purpose of terrorizing them (bomb threat)
- Exhibiting a weapon in front of others in order to instill fear in them
While these elements may make a terroristic threat seem rather clear, that is not always the case. Some actions are still open to interpretation.
Fighting The Consequences
It is the goal of your St. Paul defense attorney to make sure you are not convicted of making terroristic threats. When conviction cannot be avoided, then the goal is to have the charges reduced. There are areas of the law that allow for charges to be reduced so a person can put the matter behind them and move on much sooner.
If convicted, there are consequences, such as prison and fines. There is also the criminal record that causes problems with finding a place to live or finding a job. The more serious the charge a person is convicted of, the harder the future may be. This is why it is important to have an attorney who will fight for and with you every step of the way. Even a reduction in charges can make moving forward much easier than it would be otherwise.
Contact A St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer
An innocent statement can be taken as a terroristic threat. In fact, even a semi-serious statement could result in a terroristic threat charge. If you or a loved one has been accused of making a terroristic threat, you have the right to defend yourself with the help of a skilled defense attorney. Call The Law Office of Alex DeMarco at 651-705-8829 to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.