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Bomb Threat Leads to Criminal Charges in Texas

By The Law Office of John J. Fox  Feb. 6, 2014 4:01p

At Texas State University, 300 students were evacuated from a dorm early this morning due to a bomb threat. A man was arrested and charged in connection with the bomb threat. He is currently in custody in Hays County jail facing two charges of bomb hoax violations as well as resisting arrest. The students in the dorm were evacuated to a nearby recreation center so that a bomb squad could be called in. Two devices were found in the defendant's vehicle. One was determined not to be explosive while another one was and was detonated by the bomb squad.

Making false threats concerning bombs at a public or private college is a criminal offense in Texas. These public and private institutions were add to the list of places where making such threats is charged as a felony in a bill which passed in the House last year. The bill was created in response to several phony bomb threats occurring on Texas campuses in the past. In one incident at the University of Texas El Paso, approximately 20,000 students were evacuated due to someone calling in a fake bomb threat.

The criminal offense of false alarm or report is charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. In some circumstances, it is charged and punished as a state jail felony.

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Whether facing a relatively minor misdemeanor or a more serious felony, you may be at risk for serious penalties if you are convicted of a crime in Texas. Aside from jail or prison, fines, probation, and other court-ordered actions, you will end up with a criminal record which can be accessed through a routine background check by a future potential employer, landlord or leasing company.

The ramifications of a criminal conviction can impact many areas of your life which is why it is crucial that you get strategic legal help. In and around San Antonio, you can turn to The Law Office of John J. Fox. Mr. Fox has been actively practicing law for the past 15 years, is a Board of Director of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He and his team provide strong legal advocacy in the face of any criminal charges, whether misdemeanors or felonies. The firm offers a free consultation so that you can get the legal advice you need to understand your case. Contact the law offices to arrange for your consultation today.

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