Mohegan Sun Casino Threatening Lawyer
Making a threat to seriously injure or commit a violent crime against someone else while you—or they—are staying in the Mohegan Sun Casino can result in serious criminal consequences in the state of Connecticut, even though the casino is located on land owned by the Mohegan Tribe. Because of the unique rules that may apply to this sort of criminal case, it is crucial to seek help from a Mohegan Sun Casino Threatening lawyer who has experience handling similar cases.
Defining Second-Degree Threatening at the Mohegan Sun
Most of the time, allegations of criminal Threatening made in Connecticut or at the Mohegan Sun Casino on the Mohegan Reservation are prosecuted under Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 53a-62 as Threatening in the Second Degree. This section of the Connecticut Penal Code defines this act as either (1) intentionally making or attempting to make someone else reasonably fear they are about to suffer serious physical injury by way of a physical threat or (2) threatening to commit a crime of violence with intent to terrorize someone else or with reckless disregard of the terrorizing effect their words and actions may have.
Someone who engages in either of the actions mentioned above will generally be charged under the aforementioned statute with a Class A misdemeanor offense carrying maximum sanctions of up to one year of jail time and $2,000 in fines upon conviction. As a Mohegan Sun Casino Threatening attorney can further explain, though, Threatening in the Second Degree becomes a Class D felony carrying a maximum five-year prison term and $5,000 in fines if the defendant targets someone inside or on the grounds of a house of religious worship, community center affiliated with a religious organization, any educational facility, or any daycare center—for example, Kids Quest at the Mohegan Sun—during normal operating hours.
When Does Threatening Become a First-Degree Offense?
Anyone who commits Threatening in the Second Degree while possessing, using, threatening the use of, or representing themselves as possessing any kind of firearm may instead be charged with Threatening in the First Degree under C.G.S. § 53a-61aa. Likewise, anyone who threatens to commit any crime of violence or any crime involving the use of a hazardous substance with intent to cause the evacuation of a building, cause “serious public inconvenience,” or—in the latter case—to terrorize a single person has committed Threatening in the First Degree.
This offense is usually treated as a Class D felony, but as with Threatening in the Second Degree, anyone who commits Threatening in the First Degree with intent to cause the evacuation of a church, religious community center, school, or daycare center will have their offense treated as a Class C felony carrying between one and 10 years of prison time and a maximum of $10,000 in fines upon conviction. Support from a skilled defense lawyer can be essential to handling Threatening allegations involving the Mohegan Sun Casino effectively and efficiently.
Consider Working With a Mohegan Sun Casino Threatening Attorney
Allegedly threatening someone else does not always result in criminal charges, but when it does, the consequences of your criminal case may be life-altering whether you have an existing criminal record or not. Either way, guidance from a dependable Mohegan Sun Casino Threatening lawyer can make a world of difference in how your legal proceedings play out in the short term and what sort of impact this case has on your life in the long term. Call the Law Offices of Mark Sherman today for a private consultation, and click here to view our Avvo profile with over 300 certified reviews from past clients.