Crimes Against National Security
Federal authorities are very sensitive to criminal acts that may be construed as terrorism. Any violence against noncombatant individuals that involves premeditation or political motivations can be classified as a terrorist act, and charged as such. Such acts are prosecuted at the federal level, and they can be met with a wide variety of very serious penalties. If one or more individuals die as a result of a crime considered a terrorist act, the accused can face imprisonment for life without parole, and possibly even the death penalty. A person can also be convicted and penalized for the act of making terrorist threats.
What constitutes an offense?
There are a number of criminal acts that can result in a person being charged with terrorism, such as:
- Attempt or commission of a chemical or biological attack
- The threat, attempt, or commission of an act of damaging federal property
- The attempt or commission of spreading/distributing radioactive materials
- The threat, attempt, or commission of an act of injuring or fatally wounding noncombatant individuals in a hijacking, bombing, or similar violent attack
At, Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we provide aggressive legal defense to individuals who have been charged with the commission of a federal crime, and we are immediately available to help you in your terrorism case. We understand the gravity of terrorism charges, and the consequences that a conviction can bring, and so we will do our utmost in presenting a defense that aggressively challenges the prosecution's accusations against you.
Contact us at our firm right away for legal representation that is designed to bring about the best possible resolution in your case.