Contact A Mt. Holly NJ Terroristic Threat Defense Attorney At Our Law Firm To Take Advantage Of Our 200 Plus Years Of Experience Defending These Charges
Our attorneys represent many clients who have been charged making a terroristic threat after allegedly using words of violence in a alcohol-infused argument, heated disagreement or even a domestic conflict. We assume that you have charges under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 in Burlington County given that you have landed on this page. The first thing you probably would like to know what penalties can be imposed at the courthouse in Mount Holly for a terroristic threat offense. You face a third degree crime, a felony, if the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office can prove that you made a “terroristic threat”. Misuse of your words in violation of this law can actually land you in prison for as much as five (5) years. Hiring the best attorney you can identify is therefore extremely important if you are facing a charge for terroristic threats in Mount Holly, Medford, Chesterfield, Hainsport or another Burlington County municipality.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of criminal defense lawyers is well-equipped to handle your terroristic threats case from start to finish, including any necessary trial. As former prosecutors and lawyers that have been defending charges like yours for over 200 years combined, they have the skills to dismantle a case whether its through crafty negotiating or bulldog attack. We represent clients arrested for a terroristic threat anywhere in the county, including Moorestown, Mansfield, Westampton, Edgewater Park and Burlington City. Contact our Mt. Holly Office at (609) 491-2110 to discuss how we can assist you. Initial consultations are always free of charge so there is no reason to hesitate in contacting us.
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 – Third Degree Terroristic Threats Charge
A terroristic threats can occur under two circumstances pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3. You can be convicted for this crime if you threaten to commit any crime of violence and your purpose is to terrorize the recipient, cause them to evacuation an area, cause serious public inconvenience, or your words were in disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. The classic example is where someone threatens to shoot, strike, or kill someone, or to burn, destroy or damage their property. It must be remembered, however, that a terroristic threat does not always have to come in the form of verbal communication or in writing as it is also possible to cause terror through conduct, for example, displaying a deadly weapon in a threatening manner. The point is that you must communicate or engage in conduct that is both threatening and either intended or in reckless disregard of causing terror. In most cases this will involve a threat to kill someone with the purpose of placing them in immediate fear of death/serious injury.
Medford Terroristic Threat Lawyers
The penalties for making a terroristic threat are stiff so you need to do your very best to defend this charge. You will be exposed to a term of imprisonment ranging from three (3) to five (5) years and a fine of $15,000 if you do not avoid a conviction. Our terroristic threat lawyers have the ability and desire to achieve this goal for you. Depending on your prior record and the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for a diversionary program known as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) or a sentence of probation as opposed to jail. We may even be able to obtain an outright dismissal of the charge. Irrespective, you have options from here forward but must take the first step of consulting with one of our New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys in order to gain any benefit. So If you or someone you love have been charged with making terroristic threats in Southampton, Cinnaminson, Pemberton, Maple Shade or Evesham, call us to speak to an experienced defense attorney. Whether you are out on bail or still behind bars awaiting trial, our Mt. Laurel firm is available to discuss your charges at (856) 234-8900.