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One of the more commonly charged misdemeanor offenses in Arkansas is Terroristic Threatening. Depending on the circumstances, Terroristic Threatening can be a misdemeanor or felony offense in Arkanas.

Arkansas Code 5-13-301 covers the offense of Terroristic Threatening.

1. For the offense to be in the First Degree, a class D felony, the following conduct must be present:

(A) With the purpose of terrorizing another person, the person threatens to cause death or serious physical injury or substantial property damage to another person; or

(B) With the purpose of terrorizing another person, the person threatens to cause physical injury or property damage to a teacher or other school employee acting in the line of duty.

Arkansas Code 5-13-301(a)(1)(A) & (B).

2. For the offense to be in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, the following conduct must be present:

(b)(1) A person commits the offense of terroristic threatening in the second degree if, with the purpose of terrorizing another person, the person threatens to cause physical injury or property damage to another person.

Arkansas Code 5-13-301(b)(1).

Many persons are charged with terroristic  threatening as a result of misunderstandings between persons that may not have any sort of criminal record. Any criminal offense, especially felonies, can be harmful to persons trying to see or retain employment. If you have been charged with terroristic  threatening and would like free consultation please give us a call.

Justin Eisele is an attorney and shareholder at Eisele & Huffman, P.A. He is a former deputy prosecutor and handles all matters related to criminal law. As a prosecutor he handled DWI, Drug, Theft, and numerous other types of charges. Call for a free consultation at 501-315-5293.


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