SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Making a terrorist threat, also known as a criminal threat, is a serious offense and can be charged on both the state and federal levels. Under CA Penal Code 422, the crime occurs when an individual purposefully threatens to commit violence against another person, which causes them to fear for their safety.
If you have been charged with making a terrorist threat, it's essential to reach out to a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible. Our San Francisco Bay Area criminal defense attorneys understand your rights and can work tirelessly to clear your name. Whether you are facing state or federal charges, our firm can come to your defense.
Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Schedule your free consultation today.
Charges and Penalties for Terrorist Threats
Criminal Threats may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature of the crime and a defendant's criminal history.
Defendants in misdemeanor cases may face up to one year in jail and fines of no more than $1000. A felony is punishable by multiple years in prison and counts as a "strike" under California's three-strikes law. Defendants may also face increased charges if a deadly weapon was used during the course of a crime. If you have questions about where you stand in your case, our legal team is here to help.
It is important to note that a person may be charged with making terrorist threats even if no physical contact, violence, or action occurred.
In the eyes of the law, it can be enough to communicate a threat, either verbally or through writing, which causes another person to reasonably fear for their safety. The circumstantial nature of terrorist and criminal threat cases underscores the importance of taking swift legal action.
With the guidance of an effective legal advocate from our firm, it is possible to overcome the charges you face. We know how to fight for reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals.
Have You Been Arrested? Contact Our Firm Today
If you have been arrested in connection with making a terrorist threat, you do not have to speak to the police about your case before contacting our firm. At Amin Law, we know your rights and can help you understand your legal options. As a former prosecutor himself, our lead defense attorney has first-hand knowledge of how the prosecution thinks and can structure your case accordingly.
When an accusation of a crime can put your reputation on the line, you need the uncompromising representation that our firm can provide.
Call 415-851-4300 to get started on a hard-hitting defense.