A terrorist threat is defined as the intent to commit a violent act against another person, or to threaten or intimidate another person, regardless of the risks or consequences. Since the 9/11 attacks, most local authorities have become even stricter and more vigilant, although the US has always considered a terrorist threat to be a serious crime. Even if a terrorist threat doesn't actually result in a loss of life, it can be extremely costly and disruptive, causing a stadium airport, airplane or other facility to be evacuated and then thoroughly checked out.
Almost without exception, there are harsh penalties for anyone who is accused of plotting a terror crime or of being a terror threat. This is partly because of the inconvenience caused to the general public and the blatant disregard for life when large scale evacuations have to be carried out.
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If you have been accused of a terrorist threat or are being investigated, you still have certain rights and it is essential to have those protected by an experienced Cobb County criminal defense lawyer. Webb & D'Oraziocan provide you with a free no obligation consultation if you are in this situation.
Factors such as the amount of media attention generated, the number of prior convictions and the status of any parole can all affect the severity of penalties given to terror threat offenders. However, you can expect that some or all of the following will apply:
- Time in prison
- Void your right to own a weapon or vote
- Probation or parole
- Large fines
How We Can Help
Here at Webb & D'Orazio we can potentially increase your chances of getting a favorable outcome in your case, by researching prosecutors, witnesses and law enforcement officials. Our attorneys have the background and experience required to build you a strong defense, perhaps based on a lack of strong evidence or a case of mistaken identity.
Contact us immediately at (770) 952-7000 for a free consultation if you or a loved one have been accused of plotting a terrorist action. We can help to lower your penalties and even get the case dismissed.