A man uses his smartphone to send a text message.Facing charges for Written Threats to Kill or Injure can feel like you’ve now suddenly been labeled as a ‘criminal’, but the personal liberty crimes attorneys of Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights. Mistakes happen and sometimes people make bad decisions, but we will fight for your you and your future.

Cases involving Written Threats to Kill or Injure in South Florida have become increasingly common due to the instantaneous and ubiquitous nature of communication using electronic devices. It is easier than ever to send a message without thinking twice about it. 

What are Written Threats to Kill or Injure?

Written Threats to Kill or Injure are committed when a person sends any written or electronic communication that contains a threat to kill or to commit bodily injury to another person. 

As a South Florida attorney can further explain, a “written” threat can be communicated using almost any form of electronic communication- not just a traditional pen and paper. 

Written threats to injure include threats to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism that is read or viewed by another person. In the past, the threat had to be made toward a specific person or place, but that’s since changed.

[FLA. STAT. § 863.10 (2019)]


The crime of Written Threats to Kill or Injure is a second-degree felony in South Florida, with penalties of up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and $10,000 in fines.


We are here to help if you are facing Written Threats to Kill or Injure charges. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to all personal liberty crimes, including Written Threats to Kill or Injure charges.

Facing charges for Written Threats to Kill or Injure in South Florida is stressful. Your life your job, your family, your record, and your finances are at stake. We take you through different scenarios of what can happen, and discuss what your goals are both for now and the future as well.

Life is unpredictable, and we all can find ourselves in circumstances we did not expect. For many good people in Florida, facing a criminal charge can be one of those times. If you’re in this kind of situation, give our office a call.                                                     

Written Threats to Kill or Injure Defenses

  • First Amendment Activity: One defense to the crime of Written Threats to Kill or Injure if the written communications are determined to be constitutionally protected speech, such as hyperbole, comments made in banter, or political in nature, as opposed to true threats.
  • Identity: The victim may have been threatened by someone who is not the defendant but may be uncertain about the identity of the person. If the threat was delivered electronically, it can be hard to prove the defendant was the one who made the alleged threat.

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We’ve successfully handled many different Written Threats to Kill or Injure cases and are confident we can give you the personalized and aggressive defense you deserve to protect your rights.

Rossen Law Firm offers a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to get the best possible result for your case. No matter what your questions are, we are happy to answer them during your initial consultation.


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