If you are accused of terrorism, that is one of the most serious charges anyone can face in the United States.
And, most importantly, you need to make sure you have an aggressive lawyer who can help you face these charges. If you are in New Hampshire, the person you need to call is criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Terrorism charges are incredibly serious allegations and you will need a strong defense case as your case heads to court. These are also federal charges and that means that you will need to hire a lawyer who can try cases in federal court. Michael Anzalone is qualified to work in both state court in New Hampshire and in federal court and can go comfortably in between.
So, you’ll need to make that important call as quickly as possible after being charged with terrorism.What is Considered Terrorism?
In the United States terrorism charges are brought against someone if authorities believe they are engaged in violent or other dangerous activity that is combined with threats against the government. There are a number of activities that could fall under federal terrorism charges in the United States. They include kidnapping of a government officials, destruction of an aircraft, arson or bombing, use of explosives, threats of nuclear or biological weapons, attacking a federal facility, harboring known terrorists, helping finance terrorist activity, use of torture, providing any kind of support to terrorists, having weapons of mass destruction or even assaulting a flight crew.
If you’ve been accused of any of these kinds of activities, you will find yourself in incredible trouble. Federal charges are tough, and judges and prosecutors and law enforcement officials don’t mess around with terrorism allegations.
You can learn about the kinds of charges you may be facing in the United States code, under the Acts of Terrorism act.
As you may already know, the United States beefed up its laws after the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001. And there are many federal resources used to fight alleged terrorism, including so-called homegrown terrorism.
If you are convicted of terrorism, you will face some harsh penalties. For example, a conviction on charges of use of a weapon of mass destruction carries a sentence of up to life in prison. And if someone dies as a result of these actions, you could receive a death sentence. Keep in mind, that while the death penalty is banned in some states, that doesn’t apply to federal charges. So you could die for your actions if you are convicted.
But a conviction on any terrorism charges comes with possible long sentences in federal prison.
Just as in other cases tried in the United States, federal prosecutors bear the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. You will need to work with your defense attorney to come up with a strong, aggressive defense case.
You should call The Anzalone Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. The phone number is 603.548.3797.