Dallas Terroristic Threat Attorney

In Texas, if you threaten to commit a crime that could cause harm to another person, or to property, you can be charged with terroristic threat.  However, in order to be charged with this crime, it must additionally be alleged that you intended to place someone else, or a group of people, in fear of imminent bodily injury of a serious nature, intended to cause an agency that deals with an emergencies to react, or otherwise cause a serious public disruption (please see the statute, below, for an elaboration of these points).  Depending upon the circumstances, an allegation of terroristic threat can be a Class A or B misdemeanor, or even a third degree felony.  Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 6 months in county jail, and up to a $2000 fine.  Class A misdemeanors have a penalty range which includes up to one year in the county jail, and up to a $4000 fine.  For third degree felonies, the penalty range includes 2 to 10 years in the state penitentiary, and a fine of up to $10,000.