We previously discussed the severity of making criminal or terrorist threats in California, but it’s worth noting that even if you claim to be reporting a threat made by someone else, you can be charged with the crime if you are lying. Either way, making bomb threats or reporting non-existent threats to the police is a very serious crime. If you have been accused of making a false bomb threat, please call a top lawyer as soon as possible.
Recently, a Carlsbad security guard was charged with multiple offenses related to his repeatedly calling in false bomb threats to police. In some cases he created graffiti warning of a potential terrorist threat and then reported finding the graffiti and in a more extreme situation, he even planted a fake bomb before calling police. The man confessed to planting a false bomb, reporting the hoax and creating the graffiti -presumably without first speaking to an attorney who probably would have advised him to remain silent.
The man is now being charged with multiple criminal charges and could face up to three years for each count of making a false threat in addition to burglary charges for each piece of graffiti and false bomb device, each of which could add another three years to his sentence. Additionally, making a criminal or terrorist threat is a strike in California. Obviously, someone facing this many felonies could use the assistance of a top criminal attorney. Since the man has already confessed to many of the actions, his best option will likely be a plea bargain which could reduce the total number of charges he is facing, have the charges brought up as misdemeanors or both. With any luck, he could have his sentence drastically reduced.
If you have been accused of planting a false bomb or making false bomb threats, lawyer Peter M. Liss can help. Please call (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation.