Highly Skilled Lawyers & Former Prosecutors That Defend Terroristic Threat Charges in Flemington, Clinton, Raritan Township, Readington & The Rest of Hunterdon County
When someone is accused of threatening to kill or severely injure another person in Hunterdon County, they are typically charged with a terroristic threat violation. There are a number of reasons why someone arrested on this charge in a local municipality like Flemington, Readington, Raritan Township or Clinton must take it serious, in particular, because it is a third degree crime that can land someone in prison for years. Selecting an attorney who is accomplished certainly increases the chances of avoiding this and other penalties.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we feature a team of former county prosecutors with over 200 years of combined experience. The attorneys on our staff have tried countless criminal cases to verdict with a long list of favorable outcomes. Whether your case stems from allegations of domestic violence in Hunterdon County or some other circumstance, we have the defense lawyers to help you.
Contact our Flemington Office at 908-824-0855 for a free consultation with a lawyer at the firm anytime 24/7.
Terroristic Threat Offense in Hunterdon County
New Jersey terroristic threat charges arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3. An individual may be charged with either a third degree crime or second degree crime under this law depending on the facts and circumstances. In either case, the violation is a felony that must be dealt with at the Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington. There is no jurisdiction for a municipal court in Union Township, Holland, East Amwell, Lebanon or anywhere else in the state to handle an offense of this nature. The headings below outline some of the more important aspects of the terroristic threat statute.
- What Does The Prosecutor Have To Show To Prove A Terroristic Threat Offense? In order to be convicted under the terroristic threat law, the state must establish that the accused threatened violence against another person in order to cause terror, evacuation, public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard for the risk thereof. An alternative basis for proving a terroristic threat charge is demonstrating that the defendant threatened to kill someone for the purpose of putting the person in imminent fear of death.
- How Is The Grading For A Terroristic Threat Determined? As a general rule, a terroristic threat results in a third degree crime. However, the violation escalates to a second degree crime if the threat is made during a period of national, state or county emergency.
- What Are The Penalties That May Be Imposed For Making A Terroristic Threat? A third degree terroristic threat offense results in up to 5 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine. There is a prison term of 5-10 years and a maximum fine of $150,000 for a second degree terroristic threat.
- Is There A Diversion Program For A Terroristic Threat Charge? Yes. A first time offender who is facing a third degree crime is eligible for the Pretrial Intervention Program. An applicant must successfully complete one (1) year of probation in order to secure a dismissal of his/her charges.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has skilled attorneys that defend terroristic charges in Hunterdon County, including those filed in Flemington,Union Township, Raritan Township, Clinton, Readington, Lebanon, East Amwell, Bethlehem, Franklin Township, Tewksbury, Alexandria, West Amwell, Hampton, Delaware Township, Holland, Milford, Lambertville, High Bridge, Glen Gardner, Frenchtown, Califon, Bloomsbury and Stockton.
Flemington NJ Terroristic Threat Defense Attorneys
If you are presently the subject of a complaint or indictment for a terroristic threat in Hunterdon County, a lawyer in our Flemington law office has the tools to thoroughly defend your criminal charge. The lawyers at the firm have decades of experience to allow us to formulate persuasive defenses. We also happen to possess a long history of successful outcomes, including many acquittals and downgrades in terroristic threat cases. If you would like to speak to an attorney on our team, call 908-824-0855.