In order to secure a conviction for Threat to Commit a Crime Pursuant to G.L. c 275 § 2 the Commonwealth must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

That the Defendant communicated to the victim his/her intent to injure the victim’s person or property, now or in the future;

That the threatened injury, if carried out, would constitute a crime; and

That the defendant made the threat under circumstances that “could reasonably have caused the victim to fear that the defendant had both the intention and the ability to carry out the threat.”


House of correction up to 6 months and/or fine up to $100.00.

Unfortunately, this charge is often charged as the result of an overzealous police officer or a vengeful acquaintance. This charge is difficult to prove and as a consequence, is often a good candidate for dismissal. If you have been charged with threat to commit a crime call now to set up a free consultation at 508.579.8333 or We can be reached directly at 508-579-8333.

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