Help from a Port Saint Lucie Federal Arrest Lawyer
An ISIS supporter who was known by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office was arrested late last week. The 28-year-old man who lived on the 700 block of Citrus Park Boulevard had been taken into custody for making terrorist threats that were related to ISIS. The man had been arrested for the same crime in 2018 for making terrorist threats through interstate or foreign commerce. He was convicted of the offense, and he had been sentenced to 18 months in prison. A federal warrant was issued for his arrest after he had been released.
On the second arrest, the man was taken into custody at his home. He was awaiting a transfer of custody on federal charges. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara remarked that “The long-standing and strong partnership that we have with FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and other federal partners helps us share important information, act quickly when these types of circumstances arise and ultimately keep our community safe.” The nature of the threats allegedly made by the man were not disclosed.
Most often, the making of a terrorist threat is a state crime, but after a serious threat, a person can be charged federally. For example, should a threat of terrorism be made, it’s likely to get the attention of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Federal threat cases are complicated. A defendant’s First Amendment right of free speech must be balanced against his or her intentions and any danger to the public. Since the nature of the threat allegedly made by the St. Lucie County man has not been disclosed, it might not be what it might seem to be, based on the nature of the charge against him.
Do You Need a Port Saint Lucie Federal Arrest Lawyer?
Jonathan Jay Kirschner is a Port Saint criminal defense lawyer who has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a criminal trial lawyer for more than 30 years. He is admitted to the Florida federal courts, and he practices federal criminal defense along with state cases. Whether you have been arrested for making a terrorist threat on a state level or on a federal level, don’t give police a statement or confession. Prosecutors will only use them to try and convict you. Instead, exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney, and contact Port Saint Lucie federal arrest lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner at 772-489-8501.