Charged with terrorist threats (criminal threats)? In state court in California, it is defined by Penal Code § 422. In federal court, it is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 876 (a) if the threat is mailed. In both situations, the threat must be directed to a person. Can it be a threat to a corporation, i.e. McDonald’s or Nike? Click on the following summary of a federal case to read about this aspect of the offense –http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1861677.html.