Contact Our Mays Landing Criminal Firm To Speak To One Of Our Highly Experienced Former Prosecutors About Your Terroristic Threat Charge
Contrary to what many people think, Terroristic Threats need not happen on some grand scale. Rather, criminal charges for making Terroristic Threats often stem from a domestic dispute or other more personal relationship. Often times we let our emotions get the best of us during high-tension situations or alcohol-infused evenings. If you make some sort of threat to harm or scare another person, police can then arrest you and charge you with an indictable felony offense for Terroristic Threats under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3. These threats, while they may seem like a harmless slip of the tongue at the time, can carry significant criminal penalties. Specifically, a conviction for Terroristic Threats carries the possibility of a prison sentence up to ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Penitentiary.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a criminal defense firm experienced in handling criminal charges involving domestic disputes or Terroristic Threats in New Jersey. If you or someone in your family was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats in Galloway, Atlantic City, Hammonton, Hamilton, Pleasantville or Egg Harbor Township, contact our Atlantic County Office at (877)450-8301 and speak with an Atlantic County criminal attorney about how we can help you defend against these charges. Our firm has obtained countless downgrades and dismissals for our clients throughout New Jersey.
Terroristic Threat Lawyer Galloway NJ
Terroristic Threat charges are not as straightforward as they may seem at first blush. As you can probably imagine, there must first be a threat of violence that was made by the defendant possibly in circumstances involving harassment, simple assault, or disorderly conduct. However, in addition to the threat to commit violence, the defendant must have also made this threat with the purpose to either: 1) terrorize the victim; 2) cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation; 3) otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience; or 4) in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.
Indictable Charges For Terroristic Threats Egg Harbor City NJ
New Jersey uses the terms indictable and non-indictable in place of what many people think of as felony and misdemeanor. Terroristic Threats will be an indictable offense. This means that your case will have to be sent to an Atlantic County Grand Jury. If the Grand Jury returns a “True Bill” then you will be facing either Third Degree Terroristic Threats Charges or Second Degree Terroristic Threats Charges. These charges are typically in the Third Degree. However, they elevate to a Second Degree Offense if they occur during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. As you are probably aware, this type of situation rarely arises. Irrespective of which degree of terroristic threat offense you are facing in Atlantic County, an accomplished NJ Criminal Lawyer at our firm is ready to provide a potent defense.
Terroristic Threat Penalties at Atlantic County Superior Court
If convicted of Third Degree Terroristic Threats in Atlantic County, the judge could sentence you to a term of incarceration between three (3) and five (5) years in a New Jersey State Penitentiary. If convicted of Second Degree Terroristic Threats in Atlantic County, you could face between five (5) and ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Penitentiary. Moreover, a Second Degree Terroristic Threats conviction carries a presumption of imprisonment.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defends terroristic threat charges throughout Camden County, including Galloway, Atlantic City, Hammonton, Hamilton, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Somers Point, Ventnor, Brigantine, Northfield, Absecon, Buena Vista, Linwood, Margate, Mullica, Buena, Egg Harbor City, Weymouth, Folsom, Estell Manor, Port Republic, Longport or Corbin City.
An Attorney Is Available Immediately In Our May Landing Office To Discuss Your Terroristic Threat Case
Regardless of the circumstances, if you are charged with making Terroristic Threats in Atlantic County, you are staring at a possible prison sentence. If you haven’t spoken to a criminal attorney yet about your charges, it would be wise for you to do so. The Law Offices of Jonathan Marshall is a firm that focuses its practice on criminal defense work. Our team of trial attorneys and former prosecutors have the experience and resources required to represent you on your charges. For your free consultation, contact our Atlantic County Office at (877) 450-8301 and speak with an attorney today.