What is the definition of a threat?
Threats include any contact or communication that threatens or endangers the party receiving the threat; it will cause them to fear for their safety and implies imminent harm or danger. Threats can be physical or non-physical, such as sending harassing messages or phone calls. (Visit our Internet Threats page to learn more about they are handled.)
How are threats investigated?
Threats primarily are investigated and charged by state and local law enforcement. Threats communicated across state lines whether via telephone, Internet or mail often are investigated by federal authorities. Thorough investigation and understanding of the circumstances under which the threats allegedly arose is crucial to defending against these charges.
What should I do if I feel like I’m receiving threats or being threatened?
Because threats imply imminent danger to you or those around you, it is imperative to reach out to both law enforcement and a student criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Working with both your lawyer and the police will ensure both your safety and a strong prosecution.
What should I do if my University charges me with making threats?
Defending you against a charge of threats often requires defending against both university conduct code violations and criminal charges simultaneously. An experienced college student criminal defense attorney can help you do both. Fast and thorough investigation of communications, including social media and text messaging is often vital in defending you against threats charges. A WGW college student defense attorney will make sure your case is properly defended.