Wall NJ Terroristic Threat Defense Lawyer
A terroristic threats charge can stem from a variety of situations in Wall. Whether related to domestic violence , disagreement between teenagers or any other context, a terroristic threat offense carries serious repercussions. You can even face an indictable felony violation of the third degree. The attorneys at our firm can help you avert an unfavorable outcome as skilled advocates who have appeared in Wall Township Municipal Court and at the Superior Court in Freehold on N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 charges for decades. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall our former prosecutors and skilled criminal lawyers can deal with whatever issues you may be facing including a companion restraining order. An attorney is available now to assist you in a free initial consultation by calling 732-449-2292.
Terroristic Threat Charge in Wall New Jersey
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 outlines those circumstances in which an individual may be charged with making a terroristic threat. This law generally limits this violation to threats to commit a criminal act against another, for example, an aggravated assault, criminal mischief or theft. The most widely encountered scenario under this statute is an individual accused of threatening to kill another person. The specific language of this law is as follows:
a. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. A violation of this subsection is a crime of the second degree if it occurs during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. The actor shall be strictly liable upon proof that the crime occurred, in fact, during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. It shall not be a defense that the actor did not know that there was a declared period of emergency at the time the crime occurred.
b. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to kill another with the purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing the victim to believe the immediacy of the threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.
As you can see from 2C:12-3, threatening to kill someone is a third degree crime. A third degree terroristic threat carries a fine of up to $15,000 and a maximum term of imprisonment of five years in jail.
Terroristic Threat Attorney in Wall Township
Whether you were lashing out against student who were picking on you, involved in a bar fight, or had a night you regret with a loved one, charges for terroristic threats are nothing to be scoffed at. You not only face prison time, but you will also likely be facing a restraining order involving a person or location. To limit your exposure to these criminal charges, you should seek legal assistance. With an office conveniently located in Wall Township, our Wall New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys are readily accessible to help you escape a conviction. The initial consultations are free of charge and a lawyer can be reached 24/7 at 732-449-2292.