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Terroristic threats in Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton

The crime of terroristic threats is a misdemeanor crime in Pennsylvania and carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.


What are Terroristic Threats in Lehigh And Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania

Generally, terroristic threats require that a reasonable person would be put in fear by the threat.  Terroristic threat cases have been overturned when the threats have been made out of anger, intoxication or while the individual has been hand-cuffed, among other reasons.


However, as with most criminal charges, the best defense can only be arrived at after careful consideration of all the details of the case with your attorney.


Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton for Terroristic Threats Charges

As a criminal defense law firm, We work diligently to find evidence that will support our client's innocence and establish a reasonable doubt that they are guilty of terroristic threats.  As your defense attorney, we meticulously review police reports and eyewitness statements.  We conduct own witness interviews and track down information that can help in obtaining a favorable outcome.


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To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a criminal defense attorney regarding your criminal terroristic threats charges, contact our office today.


Pennsylvania Terroristic Threat Law

Terroristic threats - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2706

        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of

     terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly

     or indirectly, a threat to:

            (1)  commit any crime of violence with intent to

        terrorize another;

            (2)  cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or

        facility of public transportation; or

            (3)  otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or

        cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless

        disregard of the risk of causing such terror or


        (b)  Restitution.--A person convicted of violating this

     section shall, in addition to any other sentence imposed or

     restitution ordered under 42 Pa.C.S. § 9721(c) (relating to

     sentencing generally), be sentenced to pay restitution in an

     amount equal to the cost of the evacuation, including, but not

     limited to, fire and police response; emergency medical service

     or emergency preparedness response; and transportation of an

     individual from the building, place of assembly or facility.

        (c)  Preservation of private remedies.--No judgment or order

     of restitution shall debar a person, by appropriate action, to

     recover from the offender as otherwise provided by law, provided

     that any civil award shall be reduced by the amount paid under

     the criminal judgment.

        (d)  Grading.--An offense under subsection (a) constitutes a

     misdemeanor of the first degree unless the threat causes the

     occupants of the building, place of assembly or facility of

     public transportation to be diverted from their normal or

     customary operations, in which case the offense constitutes a

     felony of the third degree.

        (e)  Definition.--As used in this section, the term

     "communicates" means conveys in person or by written or

     electronic means, including telephone, electronic mail,

     Internet, facsimile, telex and similar transmissions.


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Madsen Law Offices is located in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Our Lehigh Valley Lawyers represent clients throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg and other outlying areas.

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