Man Charged with Threatening Woman.
According to Pennsylvania statute ( 18 Pa.C.S. Section 2706) a person commits the crime of terroristic threats, if the suspect communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize the victim. The suspect need not actually have present ability to commit the crime and the victim does not have to believe the threat will be carried out. The statute is designed to protect the victim from psychological distress. Spur of the moment threats arising from passionate anger may not be classified as a terroristic threat. The totality of the circumstances surrounding the alleged threat are considered by the court and jury in deciding guilt. Com. v. Reynolds, 835 A.2d 720 (Pa. Super. 2003).
CitizensVoice.com reports that a local man allegedly beat and threatened a woman on February 7th. The victim, who was allegedly poisoned by the suspect's mother in 2010, reported to the police that the suspect said he would kill her if she tried to put his mom in jail.
If you are accused of terroristic threats, aggravated assault, or simple assault, you need an experienced Luzerne County criminal defense attorney to navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected. A Wyoming County criminal defense lawyer will listen to your side of the story and present any available defenses to the charges at hand.