False Bomb Reports in Florida
Sensationalistic media attention has led to the imposition of strict criminal penalties in Florida for falsely reporting a bomb. However, the government still has the burden of proving that the defendant intended to deceive. To do that, it must prove that the defendant did not honestly think there was a dangerous bomb. We can meet with you to go over your options for fighting the charges and to get started on a plan for helping you avoid a conviction.
The penalties for falsely reporting a bomb are severe. Making a false report about a bomb in Florida is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The sentence may be increased if you have also been accused of planting a hoax bomb. In some cases, the perpetrator may have to reimburse the city for the cost of dispatching any police or emergency personnel in response to the false report. The punishment often doesn't fit the crime.
How a Miami Criminal Lawyer Can Help
Many times, a false bomb report results from a simple misunderstanding or a prank gone awry. To clear up these misunderstandings and avoid overly harsh punishments, you should get help from a criminal defense attorney. Based in downtown Miami, David S. Seltzer is an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney. Don't delay-let an experienced former prosecutor help protect your good name and reputation. Call today or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation at any time, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.