When a Careless Word Becomes a Terrorist Threat [Penal Code Section 422]

By: Wallin & Klarich

“Keep talking and I’m going to get my gun!” Careless words, even when spoken in jest, can leave a person vulnerable to prosecution. Certain criteria must be met under the provision which covers terrorist threats in Orange County – including that the recipient of the threat must be rendered fearful – but gray areas can …

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Times Square Terrorism Bombing Suspect Pleas Guilty To All Counts

By: Wallin & Klarich

Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the May 1, 2010 terrorist bombing attempt in New York’s Times Square, plead guilty to all 10 counts he was facing. In a case of domestic terrorism, Shahzad attempted to set off a vehicle bomb on a busy Times Square street. The vehicle bomb failed to go off, and Shahzad …

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Watch What You Say – You could be charged for a felony terrorist threat crime

By: Wallin & Klarich

You thought you were safe when you were joking with your coach and you said to him that if he had you do any more sit ups that you would “kill him”. Your buddies on the team may have thought it was a joke. However, BE WARNED. If your coach takes it seriously your words …

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