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Terroristic threat charges are very common. Though the phrase sounds like something that applies to threats against public safety, in fact the vast majority of people who face these charges got into trouble in a domestic situation with a friend, family member or acquaintance.

In the vast majority of these kinds of cases, the experienced domestic violence attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC., have obtained outright dismissals for these charges. For a free consultation, please call us at 732-303-7857 .

What Is a Terroristic Threat?

In the heat of the moment, something as simple as saying “I’m going to kill you” could result in you being charged with a terroristic threat. Our attorneys do not believe you should have to suffer harsh penalties because of one moment of a heated exchange. Bomb threats and other threats intended to evacuate buildings may also result in these types of criminal charges. In a terroristic threats scenario, there are a number of defenses that can be utilized to resolve the case.

In order for terroristic threats charges to stand, all three elements of the alleged crime must be proven:

  • You made a threat
  • You threatened an act of violence
  • The threat was made with the intent to scare, intimidate or otherwise terrorize the other party

But to be charged with the crime, you only need have threatened the person physically, threatened their property, or threatened harm to someone who is important to them, such as a spouse or child. There must be reasonable fear of the threat, and generally charges won’t stick if something was said without any real threat from the perspective of a reasonable person.

Aggressive, Adept Defense in Your Terroristic Threat Case

We are all susceptible to moments of rage, anger and other volatile emotions. Whether you knew the person or got upset with a stranger in traffic or at a party, you are not a bad person or a “criminal” just because you made a mistake.

Terroristic threat charges are essentially criminal charges against speech and intent. These types of cases often amount to a “he said – she said” situation, in which the only person with knowledge of the alleged threat is the supposed victim. Without a corroborating witness or a written threat, it can be difficult to prove that you ever made a threat or that you had an intent to harm the other person. Even with witnesses and/or a threat made in writing, our experienced lawyers will work proactively to defend you. If just one of the three elements listed above is not present in your case, then we may be able to obtain dismissal of charges on your behalf.

If you are facing criminal charges for terroristic threats in New Jersey, please call our experienced Jersey City attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC., at 732-303-7857 . Your no-obligation consultation is complimentary.

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