Thursday, February 5, 2015

Minnesota Terroristic Threats Charges

In the State of Minnesota making a Terrorist Threat is considered a felony offense. That being said ... even a innocent statement can be considered a threat when it was never intended to be such. Maybe you said something out of frustration, anger, or were annoyed. In the end, it all comes down to how someone else interprets the statement that was made. If they do so incorrectly, then it turns into something very serious. That is why you need to turn to an experienced Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney who can defend your rights and reveal the facts in your case. 

What Are Terroristic Threat?

There are different types of terroristic threats. One of the most common type is when someone threatens violence --- and a conviction can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and five years in prison. 

If any of the following factors exist, then a terroristic threat charge could result:
  • A public place or mode of public transportation is evacuated because of an alleged threat
  • The public experiences an inconvenience caused by an alleged threat and/or the threat is the result of reckless disregard for others and the terror that the threat can cause them.
  • The threat is to commit a violent crime with the intention of terrorizing another person or other people.
A person may also tell another that they are going to commit a terrorist act or terrorize people in some way. Simply saying that there is a possible threat, such as an explosive or another device located within a building or area, regardless of whether it is or not, a conviction can result. 

How to Defend a Terroristic Threat Accusation?

Every type of alleged threat is taken very seriously, by the government, and this is why you need a Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer.  While it may seem as if the charges cannot be beat, it is not impossible. Like ... when the accusations don’t have enough evidence to back them up. 

Terroristic threats are very serious crimes ... with just as serious penalities and consequences.  So ... know this: it will be aggressively prosecuted, even if that statement or action was not a threat at all. If you have been accused of making a terroristic threat, call the Rolloff Law Office at (612) 234-1165 for a FREE CONSULTATION.  


  1. I have a friend that called someone that she knew for a criminal crime. Her boyfriend hit her and left a mark. She had enough of all the negativity that he had. My friend felt trapped and a lone. I convinced her to call the police and report him. She finally listened and put him in prison for 5 years. It will be a long process for my friend to be herself again. I know that she will be able to make it through this.

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