Criminal Threat Charges
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When a person makes a threat to one or more individuals that causes widespread
fear of harm, it is known as a criminal threat and is a
felony crime punishable under
K.S.A. § 21-5415. Criminal threat is defined as a threat to:
- Commit a violent act in order to cause fear, evacuation, lock down or disruption,
or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such events
- Contaminate any food, agriculture, beverage, drug, animal feed, plant or
public water supply
- Expose any animal to infections disease
Such threats become aggravated if an evacuation, lock down, etc. of a public
building or means of transportation is actually evacuated or locked down
as a result of the threat. Even when a person makes a threat without intending
to cause harm, if that threat results in the evacuation, lock down, etc.
of a public building or means of transportation, they can be charged with
and arrested for criminal threat.
Penalties for Criminal Threat in Kansas
Criminal threat is a severity level 9, person felony. The prison sentence
for such a crime is a maximum of 13 months and a
fine of up to $100,000. Aggravated criminal threat is a severity level 8, nonperson
felony and raises the prison sentence to a maximum of 17 months. If you
have been accused of criminal threat, you could face these punishments
unless you hire a capable defense attorney to represent you. Contact a
Johnson County criminal defense attorney from Martin & Wallentine today.
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