Have you been accused of making terrorist threats? What does that even mean?
Your first priority is finding a criminal defense attorney who can defend you against these serious federal charges. If you are convicted on charges of making terrorist threats, you will face some harsh penalties.
In Nashua, New Hampshire, you’ll find Michael Anzalone, who is an aggressive lawyer capable of fighting terrorism charges. Since these are federal charges, you’ll need an attorney who can try cases at the federal level. Michael Anzalone is well-qualified to defend you against terrorism charges.What are Considered Terrorist Threats?
In light of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the United States took aggressive action against people who threaten terrorist attacks. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges do not take these charges lightly. They go after anyone accused of making terrorist threat.
A threat is just that. And if authorities believe you have been making threats or are thought to be behind a threat, you could find yourself facing harsh penalties if you are convicted.
What kinds of threats are considered terrorists threats? Any threat against the government, or against any official. It could also be the threat of a kidnapping or the threat to destroy an aircraft. Other possible threatening activities include: 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 officials believe you are behind these kinds of terrorist-related threats, you will be charged and tried in federal court. And you could face severe sentencing guidelines. Every possible charge can be found in the United States criminal code, under the Acts of Terrorism section.
What should you do if you are accused of making terrorist threats? First, don’t talk to authorities until you have legal representation by your side. That’s why it is so essential that you contact criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone as soon as you possibly can.
Together with your attorney, you can help develop a defense case that may be your best bet. Or, if your attorney thinks the case against you is rock solid, he may suggest that you take a plea deal that could bring less severe punishment. But this is on a case-by-case basis and may not be available for you.
The penalties can be very harsh, depending on the circumstances of your case. If you are convicted on a charge of use of a weapon of mass destruction, you could face up to life in prison. And if someone died as a result of your actions, you may even face the death penalty. Remember, a death sentence can be brought against you even if the action was done in a state that doesn’t have the death penalty. That’s because federal law allows death sentences for certain crimes.
Please use our online form to request a free consultation with criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone today. At The Anzalone Law Firm, we are here for you 24/7.