These are tense times in politics, and the anger that regular people feel towards the political class is palpable. However much disdain you may feel toward those holding office, it is a crime to use threats of harm to influence a political decision or even another voter, or to use threats to cause a public servant to violate their official duty.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:27-3, Threats and Other Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters, it’s a crime of the third degree to engage in this conduct, and if you’re convicted, you could face a three to five year sentence, plus $15,000 in fines.
Don’t get carried away when you’re engaging in the public discourse. If things get heated and you’re accused of crossing a line, get help right away. Attorney Matthew Reisig defends clients in New Jersey who are accused of a variety of crimes, and has been helping clients move on with their lives for nearly 20 years. Call 732-625-9661 today and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.