Threat to Commit a Crime

In Massachusets, threatening another person with a crime against him or his property is itself a crime and is punishable with imprisonment of up to 6 months in the House of Corrections.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Threat to Commit a Crime, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That the defendant expressed an intent to injure another person and/or his property, now or in the future;
  2. That the defendant intended that it be conveyed to that person;
  3. That the injury that was threatened, if carried out, would constitute a crime; and
  4. That the defendant made the threat under circumstances which could reasonably have caused that person to fear that the defendant had both the intention and the ability to carry out the threat.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons accused of the crime of Threat to Commit a Crime, as well as other Crimes of Violence.

To schedule a Free Consultation and to discuss your criminal case with Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis, Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500.