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It is not uncommon for someone to make a threat against another person, place or community. Not all these threats are considered terroristic or even illegal. The Texas Penal Code defines terroristic threats as when a person threatens to commit violence with the intent to:
The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the threat falls underneath the laws of a terroristic threat. Shahin Zamir is a criminal defense lawyer experienced in terroristic threat cases who knows what the prosecutors look for.
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The penalties for terrorist threats are considered serious under Texas law. A few of the sanctions that might be imposed include:
Attorney Shahin Zamir is ready to help. Call 713-223-8900 for a free consultation.
Those accused of making terroristic threats pose unique challenges due to the USA Patriot Act. This Act, which was passed shortly after 9/11, denies special due process to defendants who are accused of an act of terrorism. Some of the things allowed under the Patriot Act, which would otherwise be unacceptable, include the following:
Under normal conditions these acts would be considered a violation of one’s Constitutional rights and any evidence obtained by these illicit means would not be admitted in a court of law. However, the USA Patriot Act makes it possible for government officials to deny an individual his or her Constitutional rights under the guise of prosecuting “terrorism.”
If you suspect you may be accused of one of these broad acts that are considered to be terroristic threats, contact Houston criminal lawyer Shahin Zamir before you are formally charged. Mr. Zamir is your best line of defense in warding off these charges and defending any constitutional rights that may have been violated during your arrest.
Call the Law Office of Shahin Zamir at 713-223-8900 for a free consultation today.