A terroristic threat is a threat to commit a crime of violence or a threat to cause bodily injury to another person and terrorization as the result of that conduct.
In Delaware, if you, or your child, threaten someone with bodily harm you can ultimately face criminal charges. This is true regardless of whether or not you meant it, or carried out any of the threats, or ultimately assaulted someone. If you threaten to harm, hurt, injure or kill someone, you may face terroristic threatening charges. This is a very serious charge, and you should not hesitate to speak with a qualified Delaware Attorney. Otherwise, you could be facing very serious penalties.
Terroristic Threatening Offenses In Delaware
Under Delaware law, a person is guilty of terroristic threatening when he or she:
- Threatens to commit a crime likely to result in death or serious injury to another person
- Makes false statements that are likely to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, facility, or public transportation
- Commits an act with the intent of causing an individual to believe that they have been exposed to a substance that will cause death or serious injury
Delaware Terroristic Threatening Penalties
Terroristic threatening is typically a misdemeanor in Delaware. Penalties include fines ranging from $1,000.00 to no more than $2,500.00 and a minimum of 100 hours of community service.
If the threats were made against someone above the age of 62, or the place at risk was a daycare, nursery, school, or elderly care facility you will be charged with a felony. Felony charges carry with them significantly more severe consequences.
Contact A Delaware Terroristic Threatening Lawyer
You and your child do not have to face your pending terroristic threatening charges alone. Delaware Criminal Lawyers Ronald D. Phillips will fight to protect your or your child’s rights by building a solid defense for your case. Contact the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay today at 302-855-9300. You can also email Sussex County Defense Attorney.