Terroristic Threat: A word of warning

An Austin teenager remains jailed charged with making a terroristic threat for making a statement on Facebook. The charge can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on to whom the threat was conveyed to. As a Houston criminal defense lawyer, I have successfully defending many of these cases focusing on the lack of intent. People make outlandish statements without considering the consequences and sometimes don’t mean any harm to anyone, however, words said during an argument or simply made to get a reaction from others a friend or family member land them in jail. Prosecutors take theses case very seriously because of the subject matter involved and you needed talented representation to provide guidance and advice.

It is a criminal offense in Texas to threaten to commit violence to any person or property such as:  (1)  cause a reaction of any type to his threat by an
official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;
(2)  place any person in fear of imminent serious
bodily injury;
(3)  prevent or interrupt the occupation or use of a
building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has
access, place of employment or occupation, aircraft, automobile, or
other form of conveyance, or other public place;
(4)  cause impairment or interruption of public
communications, public transportation, public water, gas, or power
supply or other public service;
(5)  place the public or a substantial group of the
public in fear of serious bodily injury;  or
(6)  influence the conduct or activities of a branch or
agency of the federal government, the state, or a political
subdivision of the state.

If you are charged with making a terroristic threat, call today for assistance.

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