Terroristic Threats

A person commits this offense if he communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to

  • commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize another
  • cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation
  • otherwise cause serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience

This offense is graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years of incarceration and a $10,000 fine EXCEPT that if 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, then the offense is a felony of the third degree and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 years of incarceration and a $15,000 fine.

The charge of Terroristic Threats can lead to jail time, especially if you've been convicted of other crimes in the past. If you've been charged with this crime, you need our experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side. Call our attorneys in Reading, PA at 610-372-5128 or submit your case online.