Authorities out of Union City have cleared the Walmart Distribution Center in South Fulton after an alleged bomb threat occurred on site.
Although the threat was cleared, as a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the offense of terroristic threats in today's post as to provide a clearer and better understanding of the law behind this offense.
Terroristic Threats in Georgia
Terroristic Threats in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-37. This particular law also defines terroristic acts. Terroristic threats however is its own offense and will be charged as such when the facts line up with the elements of the offense. The law is as follows:
A person commits the offense of a terroristic threat when he or she threatens to commit any crime of violence, to release any hazardous substance, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-8-92, or to burn or damage property with the purpose of terrorizing another or of causing the evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation or otherwise causing serious public inconvenience or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. No person shall be convicted under this subsection on the uncorroborated testimony of the party to whom the threat is communicated.
The criminal offense of terroristic threats is commonly associated with the crime of Terroristic Acts in Georgia. The two offenses typically go hand in hand. If you or a loved one is facing serious charges, contact our offices today. Wrongful accusations and arrests happen more often than anyone would like to think or admit. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you with your case now.