Criminal threats, or terroristic threats, refer to a situation when an individual intentionally makes a threat of violence. The threat can be made in person, over the phone, or via text or the internet. The threat can be aimed toward a person, a group of people, or it could be a building or a form of transportation, like an airplane or train. Those who make these very serious threats are assumed to have the ability to carry them out.
The best thing you can do if you are facing terroristic threat charges is to hire an experienced New Jersey terroristic threat lawyer. Our attorneys understand the nature of these charges and will work tirelessly to defend you. While everyone has a different defense strategy depending on the facts and circumstances of the alleged crime, your lawyer will most likely seek to prove one or more of the following:
- You did not actually threaten someone.
- You did not intend any harm.
- The statement was made in jest.
- The statement was made in the heat of the moment or out of frustration.
Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your terroristic threat case. An attorney will gather and analyze all pertinent evidence that is being used against you. Your lawyer will try to discredit any evidence that is not in your favor and work to prove that the police should not have charged you given the circumstances at the time of the alleged crime.