Thursday, May 26, 2016

Minnesota Terroristic Threats (Threats of Violence)

In the State of Minnesota, a Terroristic Threat (ie. Threats of Violence) is classified as a felony offense.  However --- what qualifies as much might be mislabeled.  What that means, to an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney is that there are circumstances when a  threat --- might find someone charged with a crime. 

Example --- a statement like: statement, “I just want to burn this place down,” (something a family member might use on a bad day) could be mischaracterized as a terroristic threat.

If you have been accused of making a Terroristic Threat, you should not just accept it.  

What Should You Do?

The number one thing to do in a Terroristic Threats case is to dig into what actually happened.  Believe it or not, there are different types of threats, which is why something someone says can be perceived as such. Here are the elements of such threats:An individual must indirectly or directly commit a violent crime with the intention of terrorizing another person

he Consequences

The number one goal of The Rolloff Law Office is to make sure you are not convicted of making threats. When conviction cannot be avoided, then the goal is to have the charges reduced. There are areas of the law that allow for charges to be reduced so a person can put the matter behind them and move on much sooner.If convicted, there are consequences, such as prison and fines. There is also the criminal record that causes problems with finding a place to live or finding a job. The more serious the charge a person is convicted of, the harder the future may be. This is why it is important to have an attorney who will fight for and with you every step of the way. Even a reduction in charges can make moving forward much easier than it would be otherwise.

An innocent statement can misinterpreted as a threat. In fact, even a semi-serious statement could result in a terroristic threat/threats of violence charge. If you or a loved one has been accused of making a threat, you have the right to defend yourself with the help of a skilled defense attorney. 

Call The Rolloff Law Office at (612) 234-1165 to set-up a FREE CONSULTATION


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