Making a terrorist threat, also known as a criminal threat, is a serious offense and can be charged on both the state and federal levels. Under CA Penal Code 422, the crime occurs when an individual purposefully threatens to commit violence against another person which causes them to fear for their safety. If you have been charged with making a terrorist threat, do not hesitate to contact AMIN LAW. Our San Francisco criminal defense attorneys understand your rights and can work tirelessly to clear your name. Regardless of if you are facing state or federal charges, our firm can come to your defense.
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Criminal threats may be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony depending on the nature of the crime and a defendant’s criminal history. When the crime is a misdemeanor, defendants may face up to one year in jail and fines of no more than $1000. A felony is punishable by multiple years in prison and counts as a “strike” under California’s three strikes law. Defendants may also face increased charges if a deadly weapon was used during the course of a crime. If you have questions about where you stand in your case, our legal team is here to help.
It is important to note that a person may be charged with making terrorist threats even if no physical contact, violence, or action occurred. In the eyes of the law, it can be enough to communicate a threat, either verbally or through writing, which causes another person to reasonably fear for their safety. The circumstantial nature of terrorist and criminal threat cases underscores the importance of taking legal action. With the guidance of an effective legal advocate from our firm, it is possible to overcome the charges you face. We know how to fight for reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals.
If you have been arrested in connection with making a terrorist threat, you do not have to speak to the police about your case before contacting our firm. At AMIN LAW, we know your rights and can help you to understand your legal options. As a former prosecutor himself, our lead San Francisco defense attorney has first-hand knowledge of how the prosecution thinks and can structure your case accordingly. When an accusation of a crime can put your reputation on the line, you need the uncompromising representation that our firm can provide.
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