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Jacksonville Terroristic Threats Lawyer

Protecting The Rights of Those Accused of Making Terroristic Threats in Duval County and Throughout Florida

In the past, making a threat against another person was considered an obscure criminal offense. However, in today’s climate of violence and increased incidences of crime, threats are taken more seriously. This is especially because mere threats have resulted in the deaths of thousands in the past. If you make threats of using violence against a person, you may be charged with terroristic threats. A conviction for making terroristic threats can result in serious consequences, including serving time in prison and paying a hefty fine. It is therefore important to seek representation from a seasoned Jacksonville terroristic threats lawyer.

While terroristic threats may not involve taking action, a terroristic threats charge is serious. Whether your threats were the result of intoxication after a night at a bar or a heated argument with a person after a fender-bender, your threats could result in a conviction and a permanent criminal record.

At Mollo Law Firm, we’ve witnessed the far-reaching consequences of terroristic threat charges. We have experience representing clients accused of making terrorist threats. Our attorney will work to provide you with the best defense in order to get the best outcome for your case. If you have been accused of making terroristic threats, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our criminal defense team will work to protect your rights.

What Constitutes a Terroristic Threat in Florida?

Terroristic threat charges are based on either of the following circumstances:

  • You threatened to use violence against another person with the intention of terrorizing them or causing the evacuation of a building, public transportation location, or place of assembly.
  • You threatened to kill a person with the intention of making that person reasonably believe that their life was in danger.

Terroristic threats are often classified as third-degree felonies, which are punishable by up to 5 years in prison. However, if the threat was made during a state of emergency, it could be considered a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

In order to be convicted of a terroristic threats crime, the prosecution must prove that:

  • You communicated a threat
  • Your threat included an intention of committing an act of violence
  • You made the threat with the intention of terrorizing the person or people to whom it was made

The prosecution must prove the above beyond a reasonable doubt. If any of the conditions outlined above are not met, you cannot be convicted of making terroristic threats. Unless the threat is written or recorded, prosecuting these cases can be a complicated matter. These cases are never cut and dry. These charges are often linked to domestic violence cases or disagreements with friends. There are instances where the victim of the crime may refuse to cooperate. However, even if the victim refuses to testify, the prosecution may continue the case. It is also important to note that the prosecution does not necessarily require the victim’s testimony to be strong in order to get a conviction. They may have other evidence that can support their case against you.

It is therefore important to hire a skilled and experienced Jacksonville terroristic threats lawyer. Your lawyer will help you navigate the complexities of your case. They will poke holes in the prosecution’s case and get your charges dropped or reduced. There are instances where experienced attorneys are able to weaken the prosecution’s case enough to be able to negotiate and have the charges dropped or reduced.

If you have been accused of terroristic threats, don’t hesitate to contact Mollo Law Firm. Attorney Al Mollo will work tirelessly to get the best outcome in your case and protect your rights to freedom as well as your future.

Contact Mollo Law Firm to Consult with our Hard-Hitting Jacksonville Terroristic Threats Lawyer.

New Jersey Terroristic Threats Lawyer 

Terroristic threats may not seem like much but they are considered a serious crime in Florida. The consequences of a conviction include serving time in prison as well as paying hefty fines. You will also have a criminal record that will result in long-term consequences. These cases can also be quite complicated. They are often a case of he said/she said. 

Don’t take any chances with your freedom or your future. If you’ve been accused of using terroristic threats, don’t hesitate to contact Mollo Law Firm. Schedule an appointment to speak with one of our seasoned defense lawyers.  Our attorney will craft an effective defense designed to get the best outcome in your case. 

Contact us now to learn more.