Los Angeles Terrorist Threats Lawyer
18 U.S.C. Section 2133 defines international terrorism as any activities that involve violent acts or dangerous acts that would be a violation of United States criminal laws and are such that they “appear to be intended —to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.” The only thing differentiating international terrorism and domestic terrorism is that international terrorism generally takes place outside the boundaries of the United States. Even the mere threat to commit such an offense can carry with it penalties of up to ten years in prison.
Depending on the characterization of the terrorist act committed (murder, involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, etc.), the punishment can vary from large fines and/or extended periods of imprisonment to the death penalty or imprisonment for life. Furthermore, 18 U.S.C. Section 2239 also makes it a federal crime to harbor or conceal a known or suspected terrorist.
The threat may can made in writing, electronically, by telephone or in person. It can be made against an individual, a group of people, or a public building or work place. Federal statutes states that those convicted of them can be made to pay a fine of $250,000 and spend five years in a federal prison. The common legal definition of terrorist threats include:
- An Individual who threatens to commit a crime that will result in death or harm.
- The threat was made with the intent that it be perceived as a threat.
- The threat is so specific that it has immediate prospect of execution.
- The threat actually caused fear to the victim.
- The fear that was caused by the threat was reasonable.
If you are under federal investigation for making terrorist threats in Los Angeles or anywhere in the state of California, you will need a lawyer who has prior experience dealing with these type of criminal cases so they will be able to aggressively represent your interests.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, we care about each and every client that we represent. We are well known and respected by federal judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys throughout all U.S. District Courts in California which helps us succeed in getting favorable results for our clients whether it is through negotiation or a jury trial.
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Eisner Gorin LLP, Los Angeles Federal Lawyers