Terroristic threats are taken very seriously in Minnesota and the United States as a whole because they are seen as a threat to national security. As a result, speaking with an experienced Minnesota defense lawyer is a must if charged with a terroristic threat offense.
Threatening Violence with Intent to Terrorize
A person may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years and/or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000 if they:
- Threaten to commit any violent crime with the purpose to terrorize another
- Cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle, or facility of public transportation
- Cause serious public inconvenience in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience
Communicating to Terrorize
Whoever communicates to another with the intent to terrorize that explosive or any incendiary device is present at a named location, whether or not the communication is true, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years and/or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000.
Maple Grove Criminal Attorney
Terroristic threats are taken very seriously by federal and state governments. If you are accused of terrorist activity, you will be looked at as a threat to national security. This can lead law enforcement officers to step on your constitutional rights. For this reason it is important to hire a Minnesota criminal defense lawyer who can defend your case aggressively and ensure that your rights are upheld at all costs.