Criminal threats, also referred to as terrorist threats, is a serious charge because it can be not only a felony, but a strike offense. While no one is often hurt, it is still a crime and viewed as one that prosecutors punish severely. Often, the offense arises in the context of a break up of a romantic relationship, but it can also arise in the context of an employment situation or even a neighbor versus neighbor dispute. What are the defenes to this charge? What is the punishment? Click on the following link to find out.