Terrorist Threat Lawyer in California
Terrorist Threat Laws
If you have been arrested for committing a terrorist or criminal threat, you should hire an experienced Long Beach criminal defense attorney immediately. Any accusations of terrorism or terrorist threats are taken extremely seriously, and the accused will be harshly prosecuted. The criminal defense attorneys at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV aggressively defend all clients using extensive criminal law knowledge to have charges dropped or sentences reduced. Our lawyers are equipped with a variety of defenses that will be beneficial to the client's individual situation. If you are facing terrorism charges in California, you should call our office today at (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Low.
If a person or group of people makes a terrorist threat in which they allege that they will harm, terrorize, or in any other way injury people; or if the person or group threatens to commit a harmful act upon a building or place in which there are many individuals the group or individual will be arrested for terrorist threats. An actual crime in which a person or property were harmed or damaged does not have to occur for a charge of terrorist threats to be made.
Some examples of terrorism include:
- Biological attack (releasing dangerous or deadly germs)
- Bombing and car bombing
- Chemical attack (releasing toxic chemicals)
- Employing weapons of mass destruction
- Spreading radioactive materials
There are various law enforcement agencies, such as the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, CIA and FBI that investigate suspected terrorists considered to be domestic and international threats. These and other agencies, have databases with information on terrorists and terrorist groups, and have made the capture and conviction of these individual's a top priority.
U.S. Code Title 18 Part I Chapter 113B Section 2332 (a) Offense Against a National of the United States or Within the United States, states that "A person who, without lawful authority, uses, threatens, or attempts or conspires to use, a weapon of mass destruction (other than a chemical weapon as that term is defined in section 229F)
(1) against a national of the United States while such national is outside of the United States;
(2) against any person within the United States, and the results of such use affect interstate or foreign commerce or, in the case of a threat, attempt, or conspiracy, would have affected interstate or foreign commerce; or
(3) against any property that is owned, leased or used by the United States or by any department or agency of the United States, whether the property is within or outside of the United States, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, and if death results, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life."
An unsubstantiated or false terrorist threat accusation can ruin a person's life, and may cost family, friends, job, and future. The punishments and penalties associated with a terrorism conviction are very serious, and may include the loss of certain freedoms, a prison sentence, and possibly the death penalty. As you can see, it is imperative that you hire experienced legal representation right away. Contact a criminal defense attorney at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today to discuss your case.