What is the statute of limitation of a criminial threat in Texas?
Hello,Are you asking about in a military court or are you asking about civilian court in Texas? I ask because you listed this in Military Law. If you are asking about Military courts or discipline, is this at an ArticleXXXXXmartial?Thanks
I am sorry I meant this to be in Criminal Law.
Hello again,No problem, and thank you for that information and your question. Anyway, a criminal threat in Texas, which is generally charged under terroristic threats is a Class B misdemeanor. All misdemeanors in Texas have a two year statute of limitations.
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I sent a text message to a guy in VA (I am in TX) that I think is having an affair with my wife. The text was a pic of a gun with the following text "I have this baby for sale. If interested let me know. I will be in DC next month I can deliver it to ur office or home I have the address." Is this really a situation the police in any jurisdiction will take seriouly? I mean, I am in TX and he is in VA.
Hello again,I don't see why they wouldn't. A threat does not have to be direct words. You specifically stated that you would be in DC next month, so the ability to carry out the threat is there as well. In this case a threat can reasonably be inferred. In addition, this would violate both VA and TX cyber harassment laws which would not require you to be able to actually commit the assault or worse.
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