New Jersey Terroristic Threats Laws & Penalties
Terroristic is a loaded word these days, but under the original New
Jersey criminal law, it is meant to imply a threat that allegedly
creates fear of harm to the alleged victim. Yes, threatening someone can
be a criminal charge.
A charge of committing terroristic threats under New
Jersey laws generally applies in cased where it is alleged that you
threatened to kill someone, or deliberately put them in imminent fear of
There is also a terrorist threat charge that can be applied if you
threaten to commit a crime of violence that causes a disruption or
evacuation of a public place or building.
This is a serious charge that is the equivalent of a felony in New
Jersey. You will want to consult with an experienced criminal defense
attorney like myself to make sure your rights are protected, and you can
avoid the most severe outcomes and penalties.
NJ Terroristic Threat Penalties
Terroristic threats is a crime of the 3rd degree,
which has a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison if you are found
It can also be considered a domestic
How to Fight a Terroristic Threat Charge
Often the only evidence of the crime is the testimony of the victim
or a witness. Defense strategies may include challenging that their was
a genuine threat, or that the alleged threat was imminent.
Many threatening charges are related to domestic situations, and it
is easy for the circumstances to be blown out of proportion. We can
argue that the alleged threat was not serious, and any fear of a threat
may have been overblown due to the surrounding domestic legal situation. How I fight cases can vary
substantially according to the specific facts of the particular case.
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out of your difficult situation. Call me to find out what you can do,
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Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660