Escobar & Associates
813.875.5100
Speak to an attorney 24 hours a day free consultations

What is a terroristic threat?

Living in a post 9/11 world, with the increased media attention that groups like al_Qaida and ISIS have received over the past decade, certain terms of expression have become part of our collective vocabulary. It may be said that the word that has gained the most traction is "terrorist."

Combating terrorists has not only become an aspect of national foreign policy, it has also crept its way into federal and state laws.

The basis of a terroristic threat is that the accused issues a threat of violence against another with the intention to terrorize the victim. An example of this type of conduct would be a bomb threat. The caller phones in to a building and makes a threat to blow it up. The building is evacuated and the people inside are at the very least inconvenienced.

The crime of making a terroristic threat addresses the fear that the evacuated people would inevitably experience believing that they may be killed in an explosion. The person making the bomb threat has exhibited a reckless disregard for the terror he or she has imposed on the victims. The chaos that would surely ensue from such a terroristic threat may even cause injury in the panic to escape.

The law concerning terroristic threats is one makes criminal expressions about committing an act and not the act itself, and can be challenging to defend against. This post only addresses the topic at a high level, and should not be construed as a comprehensive examination of the law. If you are facing a criminal charge for making a terroristic threat, consulting a lawyer as soon as possible is beneficial to setting up a strong defense.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Top rated lawyer in Tampa | Richard Escobar | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | Martindale-Hubbell Top rated lawyer
  • Top Lawyers 2016 | Richard Escobar
  • Top Lawyers 2016 | Dino Michaels
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards | AV |AV Preeminent | Richard Escobar | 2016
  • Judicial Education | AV | AV Preeminent | Richard Escobar | 2016
  • CLIENT | DISTINCTION AWARD | Dino mike Michaels, Esq. | Recognized for Excellence | Quality of Service | Overall Value | Responsiveness | Communication Ability
  • 15 | YEAR | Anniversary | Proudly Serving | the Community | Since 2001 | Dino Mike Michaels

Office Location

Escobar & Associates
2917 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: 813-513-0274
Fax: 813.877.6590
Tampa Law Office Map