Whoever threatens, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. In many cases, people are not aware of the exposure to criminal liability they may face just for saying something in a moment of rage or anger. Under the right circumstances, an off-hand remark such as “I’m going kill you” or “I’m going to beat you” can form the basis for a charge of terroristic threats. In addition to the penalties outlined above, a conviction for this offense can subject a person to loss of firearms privileges, loss of voting privileges, and even deportation depending on immigration status. These types of charges are serious and should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with Terroristic Threats or believe that you will be, you should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney with experience in representing clients charged with these types of crimes. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience representing individuals charged with Terroristic Threats. Attorney Knuesel can be reached at Knuesel Law Firm during the day as well as through an after-hours access phone number. You have a right to speak with an attorney at any time during a criminal investigation. It is imperative that you exercise that right whether you think you may have done something wrong or whether you are certain that you haven’t.
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