Minnesota Terroristic Threats Attorney
Terroristic Threats is a Felony level crime in Minnesota. It is charged under Minnesota Statute 609.712 which reads: Whoever threatens, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
The crime of terroristic threats is usually charged when someone threatens a crime of violence on another person. In order to be convicted, the state would have to prove that one person had the purpose to terrorize another person or acted in reckless disregard of the risk of causing terror by such actions. Such threats can arise out of verbal or written words, actions or by displaying a weapon, firearm or replica of a firearm. Calling in a bomb threat or stating that there are explosives or an incendiary device at a specific location can also result in terroristic threats charges. There is a wide variety of conduct that can be categorized as terroristic threats so it is important to speak to an attorney about the specifics of the alleged conduct. An experienced lawyer may be able to get these charges dismissed or significantly reduced depending on the circumstances. If an officer wants to interview you about conduct that could be considered terroristic make sure you speak with an attorney before doing so.