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Hackensack NJ Terroristic Threats Attorney

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The crime of terroristic threats often arises out of a heat of the moment outburst. As you will see below, a conviction for terroristic threats can expose an individual to potential State prison time, not to mention a criminal record. In addition, most people charged with terroristic threats also find themselves facing other assault charges as well, like aggravated assaultharassment, stalking charges and possibly a final restraining order hearing. The governing statute in New Jersey for terroristic threats in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3.  The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been defending individual charged with terroristic threats in towns like Lodi, East Rutherford, Hackensack, Mahwah and Fort Lee for over fifteen years. If you or someone you know has been charged with terroristic threats please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free consolation.

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Material Elements for Terroristic Threats:

The State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged defendant:

  1. Made a threat; &
  2. That the said threat was to commit a crime of violence on the alleged victim; &
  3. The threat was made with the purpose to either:
      1. Terrorize the victim; or
      2. To cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or
      3. Otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or
      4. In reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

It is important to note here that the actual intent of the defendant is irrelevant. The state does not need to prove that the defendant had the actual intent or purpose to carry out the said threat.

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Applicable Penalties if convicted:

The legislatures made the crime of terroristic threats a crime of the third degree.  If convicted one could face anywhere between three-five years in a New Jersey State Prison.  Since it is a crime of the third degree, there is a presumption of non-incarceration, which could afford the individual a probationary sentence.

Pursuant to the statute, terroristic threats can be elevated to a crime of the second degree, if the offense was committed during a declared period of national, State, or county emergency. Unlike a third degree crime, a second carries a presumption of incarceration and if convicted, one could face anywhere between five-ten years in a New Jersey State prison.

Saddle Brook NJ Terroristic Threats Lawyer

As you can tell the ramifications for an individual convicted of terroristic threats can be severe.  Therefore, it is imperative for you to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your rights.  If you have any further questions regarding the crime of terroristic threats or any other crime for that matter please feel free to contact us for a free initial consultation.

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