Threats

  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    … be intentional. The person must intend to do serious bodily harm. If there’s no intent, there’s no criminal charge. A person can change whether the statement made to the alleged victim was threatening in nature. One example of this is the relationship between the accused and alleged victim. If they had a joking relationship, the accused may claim the statement was made in just or as a joke. Anyone charged with making a terrorist threat should contact a criminal attorney for more information about specific defenses available. …

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  • Texas Laws Regarding Threats

    … may face enhanced charges. Threatening an elected official or a group of people may lead to charges of terroristic threats, which carry a much higher penalty. Legal Penalties In Texas, being convicted of threatening behavior can lead to severe consequences. For example, a simple assault conviction is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by: Up to one…

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  • Stalking Laws in Texas

    … Stalking Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Threats May 4, 2016 The Truth About Stalking Laws in Texas Nearly everyone has been bothered by another person at some point or another. For example, a co-worker may repeatedly ask annoying questions or an ex-boyfriend may keep calling their former girlfriend only to immediately hang up…

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  • Simple Assault: Not So Simple Consequences

    … Simple Assault: Not So Simple Consequences Posted by Matthew Sharp under Assault, Threats March 30, 2016 Simple Assault Laws in Texas When someone hears the phrase “simple assault“, they may imagine a scenario involving a fistfight or a sucker punch. In reality, Texas law states that a case of simple assault can involve a wide variety…

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