§ 2706 – Terroristic Threats of the Pennsylvania Code is a common charge in Pennsylvania. Under the statute, a person commits the crime of terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to:
- Commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another,
- Cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation;
- Otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror. (18 Pa. C.S. § 2706)
Terroristic Threats is usually a misdemeanor of the first degree. This means the crimes usually carries a maximum penalty of five years incarceration.
If you have been charged with Terroristic Threats, it is important you make the State prove every element of the crime. Contact a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation to defendants in Philadelphia. Call us at (267) 535-9776.