The Wyatt Law Office represents those accused of terrorism, terroristic hoaxes or other violent crimes. The charges for terrorism are generally felony charges and may be filed in state or federal court. We have represented clients charged with virtually any violent crime under the State and federal criminal codes–including terrorism. If you are charged with a terrorism or a hoax, you will need counsel. Our lawyers are familiar with the law, the defenses to these crimes, and with the criminal justice system. Whether you are guilty and need to negotiate a plea or you simply want a jury trial (whether innocent or guilty), we will defend you. Your future is our business.

TERRORISTIC THREATS & TERRORISM

“Terrorism” means an act of violence resulting in damage to property or personal injury perpetrated to coerce a civilian population or government into granting illegal political or economic demands; or conduct intended to incite violence in order to create apprehension of bodily injury or damage to property in order to coerce a civilian population or government into granting illegal political or economic demands. Peaceful picketing or boycotts and other nonviolent action shall not be considered terrorism.

“Terrorism hoax” means the willful conduct to simulate an act of terrorism as a joke, hoax, prank or trick against a place, population, business, agency or government by:the intentional use of any substance to cause fear, intimidation or anxiety and a reasonable belief by any victim that such substance is used, placed, sent, delivered or otherwise employed as an act of biochemical terrorism requiring an emergency response or the evacuation or quarantine of any person, place or article, or any act or threat of violence, sabotage, damage or harm against a population, place or infrastructure that causes fear, intimidation or anxiety and a reasonable belief by any victim that such act or threat is an act of terrorism to disrupt any place, population, business, agency or government.

“Terrorist activity” means to plan, aid or abet an act of terrorism or aid or abet any person who plans or commits an act of terrorism.

CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TERRORISM

Conspiracy to commit terrorism is a felony. A person convicted of conspiracy to commit terrorism shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding life.

TERRORISM HOAX

Terrorism hoax is a felony. A person convicted of terrorism hoax shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not more than ten (10) years. In addition to any punishment imposed for the act of terrorism hoax, the person shall be ordered to make restitution to the victim and to reimburse the cost of any emergency personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses incurred by the state and any political subdivision as a result of responding to such act.

BIOCHEMICAL ASSAULT

Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, willfully commits biochemical assault against another person shall be punished as provided in this section.

Every act of biochemical assault is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment when the person knows the substance or material used to commit biochemical assault is not toxic, noxious, or lethal to humans. In addition to any term of imprisonment imposed for biochemical assault, the person shall be ordered to make restitution to the victim and to reimburse the cost of any emergency personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses incurred by the state and any political subdivision as a result of responding to such act.

Every act of biochemical assault is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not more than ten (10) years when the person knows the substance or material used to commit biochemical assault is toxic, noxious, or lethal to humans. In addition to any term of imprisonment imposed for biochemical assault, the person shall be ordered to make restitution to the victim and to reimburse the cost of any emergency personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses incurred by the state and any political subdivision as a result of responding to such act

MANUFACTURE, DELIVERY OR POSSESSION OF TOXIC MATERIALS

It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, send, deliver or possess any toxic, noxious, or lethal substance, chemical, biological or nuclear material with the intent of engaging in terrorist activity.

A person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not more than eight (8) years. In addition to any term of imprisonment imposed for a violation of this section, the person shall be ordered to make restitution to victims and to reimburse the cost of any emergency personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses incurred by the state and any political subdivision as a result of responding to the crime.

USE OR POSSESSION OF FINANCIAL PROCEEDS OF TERRORISM

A. No person, knowing that property is the proceeds of an act of terrorism or a monetary instrument given, received, or intended to be used in support of an act of terrorism, shall conduct or attempt to conduct any financial transaction involving that property or transport, transmit or transfer that monetary instrument with the intent to do any of the following:

1. Commit or further the commission of an act of terrorism;

2. Conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of either the proceeds of an act of terrorism or a monetary instrument given, received, or intended to be used to support an act of terrorism; or

3. Conceal or disguise the intent to avoid a financial transaction reporting requirement as provided in 31 U.S.C., Section 5311 et seq., 31 C.F.R., Part 103, Title 6 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or other federal monetary reporting requirements under law.

B. Any person convicted of violating any provision of subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than two (2) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or an amount equal to twice the dollar amount of each transaction, whichever is greater, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

CRIMINAL SYNDICALISM

Criminal syndicalism is defined to be the doctrine which advocates crime, physical violence, arson, destruction of property, sabotage, or other unlawful acts or methods, as a means of accomplishing or effecting industrial or political ends, or as a means of effecting industrial or political revolution, or for profit.

SABOTAGE

Sabotage is defined to be a malicious, felonious, intentional or unlawful damage, injury to or destruction of real or personal property of any employer or owner by his or her employee or employees, or any employer or employers or by any person or persons at their own instance, or at the instance, request or instigation of such employees, employers, or any other person.

ADVOCATING/TEACHING CRIMINAL SYNDICALISM OR SABOTAGE

Any person who, by word of mouth or writings, advocates, affirmatively suggests or teaches the duty, necessity, propriety or expediency of crime, criminal syndicalism, or sabotage, or who shall advocate, affirmatively suggest or teach the duty, necessity, propriety or expediency of doing any act of violence, the destruction of or damage to any property, the bodily injury to any person or persons, or the commission of any crime or unlawful act as a means of accomplishing or effecting any industrial or political ends, change, or revolution, or for profit; or who prints, publishes, edits, issues, or knowingly circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any books, pamphlets, paper, handbill, poster, document, or written or printed matter in any form whatsoever, containing matter advocating, advising, affirmatively suggesting, or teaching crime, criminal syndicalism, sabotage, the doing of any act of physical violence, the destruction of or damage to any property, the injury to any person, or the commission of any crime or unlawful act as a means of accomplishing, effecting or bringing about any industrial or political ends, or change, or as a means of accomplishing, effecting or bringing about any industrial or political revolution, or for profit; or who shall openly, or at all attempt to justify by word of mouth or writing, the commission or the attempt to commit sabotage, any act of physical violence, the destruction of or damage to any property, the injury to any person or the commission of any crime or unlawful act, with the intent to exemplify, spread or teach or affirmatively suggest criminal syndicalism; or who organizes, or helps to organize or becomes a member of or voluntarily assembles with any society or assemblage of persons which teaches, advocates, or affirmatively suggests the doctrine of criminal syndicalism, sabotage, or the necessity, propriety or expediency of doing any act of physical violence or the commission of any crime or unlawful act as a means of accomplishing or effecting any industrial or political ends, change or revolution, or for profit, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Provided, that none of the provisions of Sections 1261 through 1264 of this title shall be construed to modify or affect Section 166 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

TERRORIST CRIMES

Every act of terrorism is a felony. A person convicted of terrorism shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding life.

DEATH RESULTING FROM TERRORISIMS IS MURDER I

A person who kills another person or who causes the death of another person in the commission of an act of terrorism shall be guilty of murder in the first degree.

ENHANCED PUNISHMENT & RESTITUTION

A person convicted of biochemical terrorism shall be ordered, in addition to the punishment imposed for the act of terrorism, to reimburse the cost of any emergency personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses incurred by the state and any political subdivision as a result of responding to such act of terrorism.

FEDERAL TERRORISM CRIMES

The information outlined above includes the State of Oklahoma laws. There are similar federal criminal laws that outlaw terrorism and terroristic acts. If the crime involves crossing state lines or national borders, federal property or federal employees or agents, a crime of terrorism would be a federal crime.

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