Our office recently defended a client who had been charged with Terroristic Threats, which is a third degree crime that carries up to 3 – 5 years in state prison if convicted. The charges originated from an argument between two former friends and our client was alleged to have made threats to the victim and then sent a picture of a gun to the victim which put the victim in fear for his life. These scenarios involving charges for Harassment and Terroristic Threats have become much more common because of the widespread use of cell phones and social media where people can easily send text messages and pictures back and forth and easily get themselves in trouble.
The case was first sent to the Hudson County Superior Court where it was later remanded by the Prosecutor’s Office from terroristic threats to the lesser charge of harassment, which is a petty disorderly persons offense. This alone would be considered a huge win for our client but our attorneys did not stop there. Once in municipal court we were able to further challenge the case against our client so that it was eventually dismissed altogether. Our client went from looking at state prison and a permanent felony record to being able to walk out of court with no criminal record or without even paying a fine. If you or your loved one has been charged with Terroristic Threats, contact our office today at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation to learn more about how our attorneys may be able to help.