Leonard Biddison

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Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Terroristic Threats Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney with Offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Terroristic Threats
Terroristic Threats

Terroristic threats in New Jersey can be either a second or third degree crime and can therefore have very significant consequences on your life including a lengthy term in prison and large fines. Terroristic threat charges can arise from a heated argument with someone where even a simple threat can be actionable. If you have been charged with terroristic threats, it is crucial  that you have a talented and experienced attorney that can help you get the most desirable result in your case.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling threat and assault related offenses for years in Camden and Burlington Counties, including Cherry Hill, Gloucester City, and Winslow Township. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute a variety of threat and assault charges for the State. If you have been charges with terroristic threats, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Terroristic Threats Lawyer in Winslow Twp. NJ

Terroristic threats is usually a third degree offense but under certain circumstances, you can be charged in the second degree. N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, New Jersey’s terroristic threats statute, explains this in detail:

a) A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. A violation of this subsection is a crime of the second degree if it occurs during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. The actor shall be strictly liable upon proof that the crime occurred, in fact, during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. It shall not be a defense that the actor did not know that there was a declared period of emergency at the time the crime occurred.

b) A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to kill another with the purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing the victim to believe the immediacy of the threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.

Terroristic Threats Penalties in New Jersey

A conviction for terroristic threats in the third degree carries a prison sentence of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison and potential fines of $15,000. If you do not have a prior record, however, there is a presumption of non-incarceration so you would be more likely to receive probation or acceptance into the pre-trial intervention program. The bail for this crime is between $10,000 and $20,000 with the 10% cash bail option available.

Note: Upon completion of the PTI program, the charges will be dismissed and you will remain without a record.

If you or a loved one is facing terroristic threats charges in New Jersey, contact our Camden offices anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-721-9510.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.

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Philadelphia, PA

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