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A Knowledgeable Annapolis Criminal Defense Attorney for Communication of Threats Charges

Diligent representation for Maryland defendants

While you may think that communicating a threat is not as serious as committing a crime, Maryland courts take the communication of threats very seriously. Depending on the method of communication used, potential punishments can result in up to 10 years behind bars. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney with the skill to defend your rights.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I aggressively represent defendants in the Maryland courts. When you turn to Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, you can trust that you are receiving experienced representation from a knowledgeable Annapolis communication of threats attorney.

Communication of threat under Maryland law

While the state of Maryland has no individual law specific to the communication of threats, the statute does include numerous laws in relation to various types of threats. Some examples include:

  • Extortion by written threat. This law prohibits attempts to extort anything of value from an individual using written threats of injury, emotional distress, or economic damage. A conviction can result in a potential punishment of 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
  • Threats of mass violence. The law prohibits the communication of threats regarding violence, if that threat caused five or more people to be in reasonable fear of harm or evacuated from a public place. A conviction of this misdemeanor offense can result in a potential punishment of 10 years and a fine of $10,000.
  • Telephone misuse. While the statute does not specifically relate to threats, this is a crime that is often charged for accusations of communicated threats over the telephone. This vague statute prohibits individuals from making an obscene or indecent comment over the telephone. A conviction on this misdemeanor charge can result in up to three years in jail. The state often makes individual charges for each telephone communication.

It is a mistake to take these charges lightly. Every conviction is a serious conviction, resulting in long-term consequences. This is why you need representation from an experienced Annapolis communication of threats defense attorney.

Comprehensive representation in federal courts

Some threat communications spark federal investigations and charges. The federal interstate communications act includes prohibitions against the transmission of threats across state lines or internationally. A conviction on this federal charge can result in a sentence not to exceed 20 years in federal prison. This severe punishment requires serious representation from a skilled Annapolis criminal defense lawyer. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I assist you with aggressive representation in both the state and federal court systems.

Contact a trustworthy Annapolis criminal defense attorney about your communication of threats case

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I diligently fight to defend the interests of my clients in Maryland and federal courts. If you are facing allegations of communicating a threat, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my convenient contact form to schedule a confidential consultation.

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