Erin Field is on your side if you have been charged with threatening in the state of Connecticut.
Most people don't know that simply threatening someone else can result in a serious criminal charge that could include jail time if you are found guilty.
There are two classes of threatening under the Connecticut Penal code: first degree, which is generally terroristic threats to a group of people, or second degree, which is generally threatening a person with harm.
For an immediate phone consultation on any threatening charge, please call me immediately. I answer my own phone, and I can talk to you right away.
What is Threatening?
According to Connecticut criminal law, threatening can be broken out into two categories: threatening in the first degree and threatening in the second degree.
Threatening in the first degree
It is a felony level charge (first degree threatening, also known as terroristic threats), if:
- you terrorize someone using a hazardous substance
- cause the evacuation of a building or public place
- threaten to commit such a crime that would cause significant public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard to causing that convenience.
C.G.S. § 53a-62 – Threatening in the second degree
Threatening in the Second Degree is defined as:
- placing another person in fear of imminent personal injury
- threatening to commit a crime of violence in order to terrorize another person
- issuing threats that are in reckless disregard of causing fear or terror
Penalties for Threatening in Connecticut
|Threatening, 1st degree||
||Class D Felony|
|Threatening, 2nd degree||
||Class A Misdemeanor|
How to Beat a Connecticut Threatening Charge
In a second degree threatening case, we can argue whether the alleged threats were serious, and whether a reasonable person would take them seriously enough to be threatened.
To defend a first degree threatening charge may involve a motion to suppress or other due process or Constitutional issues and protections.
Contact a Connecticut Threatening Charge Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with threatening, you should speak with an experienced attorney asap. I always answer my phone, so give me a call now for a free consultation to discuss your case and defense.