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Terroristic Threats

Minnesota Terroristic Threats Lawyer

Under Minn. Stat. 609.712, whoever directly or indirectly threatens to commit a crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another person, or causes evacuation of a building, place, of assembly, vehicle or public transportation facility, or causes serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard for the risk of causing such terror, can be charged with this offense.  It is a Felony, with a maximum punishment of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 in fine.

Fighting Terroristic Threat Charges

A terroristic threat charge usually occurs when a person is accused of threatening someone else with violence.  To be convicted, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant acted with the purpose of terrorizing another person. The state must also prove that that person acted with reckless disregard for others. These threats can be verbal or written, and actions or the displaying of a weapon can constitute a terroristic threat. Furthermore, calling in a bomb threat, or stating that there are explosives on a premises, can result in terroristic threats charges.

There are many different types of conduct that can be categorized as terroristic threats. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help.


Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today

Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals charged with Terroristic Threats.  If you or someone you know has been charged with this offense, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 or for a free consultation.