A terrorist threat, occasionally known as a criminal threat, violates the criminal laws and statutes in any state of The U.S. Terrorist threats take place when someone threatens or menaces to commit a crime that would probably result in terror, serious injury, physical or property damage and even death.
The term terrorist threat is also used to explain the threat of attacking that a person might cause to another person such as a domestic violence threat, by a verbal, written or by an electronic means. Even if the act that was set upon the threat was not completed, the terrorist threat will be regarded as a punishable crime.
Terrorist Threat in California
In California Penal Code 422 PC making a threat of harm or killing another person includes serious injuries to the person that are intended to and places the victim in reasonable and sustained fear and danger to his/her safety or to his/her family and friends.
Sometimes, terrorist threats in the state of California involve threats made against local families due to their religious, political, or ethnic association. Any act or message that is used to provoke fear or danger in a person or group of people can be viewed as a terrorist threat in California.
Penalties for Terrorist Threat in California
The Terrorist Threat laws in California can be found under the California Penal Code Section 422 PC which dictates the following penalties:
- As Misdemeanor it is punishable with one-year imprisonment in county jail and a fine up to $1000
- As Felony it is punishable up to three-year imprisonment in state jail and fine up to $10,000
- If a Firearm was used at the moment that the crime was committed, an additional one-year of imprisonment will be imposed
Defense for Terrorist Threat in California
- Lack of intent
- Freedom of Speech
- No evidence
- False accusation
- Wrong identification
Defense attorney for Terrorist Threat in California
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