Collin County Terroristic Threat Attorney

Collin County, TX

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Are You Looking for the Best Collin County Terroristic Threat Attorney?

If you’re looking for the best Collin County Terroristic Threat attorney, then Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis want to represent you. Our award-winning attorneys bring significant experience to the table, and we have the victories to prove our effectiveness.

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense attorneys thrive on serving individuals who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes. Our clients recognize the value of our legal expertise and want to hire the top attorneys in the field.

We’re not just Collin County Terroristic Threat lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for tenacity, courage and legal ingenuity.

In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes inconspicuous representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. If the police have already arrested you for Terroristic Threat, the most important thing for you to do is to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to defend you against the onslaught of prosecution by the state. You are not guilty unless and until the Collin County District Attorney proves its case in court.

Our experienced team works tirelessly to build a strong defense and protect our clients’ rights. We can provide you with an effective defense strategy for your Collin County Aiding Suicide case. Call us or book an appointment online today.

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When you are ready to fight your case with us, schedule online or call us at 888-239-9305 to book a free, confidential consultation.

Choosing The Right Collin County Terroristic Threat Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result

Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.

At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.

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How do I get a Terroristic Threat charge dropped in Collin County, Texas?

In order to get a Terroristic Threat charge dropped in Collin County, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §22.07. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Terroristic Threat, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both the Terroristic Threat statute and related case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. As part of our practice, we publish and regularly update a statutory resource guide covering all Texas Penal Code crimes. We analyze the Terroristic Threat statute in detail on the Terroristic Threat offense page. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Terroristic Threat cases in Collin County.

One such case is Charo v. State.

Charo v. State

In Charo v. State, delivered on March 11, 2013, by the Court of Appeals of Texas Fifth District Dallas, John Paul Charo appealed judgments from the County Court at Law No. 6 Collin County, Texas, convicting him of Terroristic Threat under Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.07 and Criminal Mischief under Texas Penal Code Ann. § 28.03(a), (b)(3)(A). The appeal arose from an incident investigated by the McKinney Police Department, where Charo and the complainant, Marcedes Ginn, both employees at a local Walgreens, had a physical altercation leading to Charo being fired. Subsequently, Charo was accused of following Ginn in his vehicle, making death threats, and attempting to run him off the road.

Charo’s appeal challenged the sufficiency of evidence supporting his conviction for making a terroristic threat, contending that the State failed to prove an essential element of the offense—that Charo attempted to run Ginn off the road. The appellate court found the evidence sufficient, noting Ginn’s fear for his life during the incident, Charo’s previous assault on Ginn, and threats made against him. Additionally, Charo’s appeal of his criminal mischief conviction involved contesting the trial court’s decision to sustain the State’s Batson challenge, which resulted in the reinstatement of a juror initially struck by Charo’s defense. The court upheld the trial court’s decisions, affirming the judgments against Charo.

This case highlights the importance of evaluating evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict in assessing the sufficiency of evidence challenges. Furthermore, it underscores the appellate court’s deference to the trial court’s discretion in handling Batson challenges and jury selection, affirming the trial court’s ability to make credibility determinations and procedural rulings to ensure a fair trial.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Collin County that Make Terroristic Threat Arrests

Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Terroristic Threat in Collin County. Law enforcement agencies in Collin County that most typically make Terroristic Threat arrests include:

How do I win a Terroristic Threat case in Collin County?

To beat a Terroristic Threat charge in Collin County, Texas, you must utilize due process to confront all witnesses and challenge all evidence. This means disputing reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and all forensic evidence. You can’t win if you don’t fight.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Collin County Terroristic Threat attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.

Collin County Terroristic Threat Attorney Case Defense Strategy

Getting the best result in a Terroristic Threat case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. Accordingly, when you hire us as your Collin County Terroristic Threat attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office knows that we are getting ready for trial. They know that we are going for an outright acquittal.

But the preparation often starts even before the case begins. From the moment that the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we have work to do. If you want to win your case, then we must do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. We can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.

As a client, you will benefit from the investigative resources of the entire law firm. We have a team of dedicated professionals, including paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts. Our attorneys utilize our team’s extensive investigative experience to perform the ground work that makes our cases strong.

How much does it cost to fight a Collin County, Texas, Terroristic Threat case?

Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $2,500 to $7,000 on average for Terroristic Threat cases in Collin County. Some Collin County Terroristic Threat lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Collin County case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.

When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.

What You Should Do if You Are Falsely Accused of Terroristic Threat in Collin County

Even when falsely accused of Terroristic Threat, it’s crucial to treat the charge with the utmost seriousness. You might hope the state would dismiss the charges due to your innocence. But without skilled legal representation, the case may proceed to trial, where a jury will ultimately make the decision.

If the Collin County District Attorney has charged you with Terroristic Threat, or if you are under investigation for the offense by the police, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Collin County Terroristic Threat attorneys.

How can you modify your Collin County bond conditions after a Terroristic Threat arrest?

Start by consulting with your Collin County Terroristic Threat attorney. Work closely with your attorney to build a compelling case for the requested modifications.

Your attorney will file either a motion or a writ of habeas corpus requesting a modification of your bond conditions. The motion or writ outlines the specific changes you are seeking and the reasons for the requested modification.

The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the requested modifications. They will consider factors such as the nature of the charges, your criminal history, the risk to public safety, and other relevant circumstances. Keep in mind that the judge will base the decision on a careful evaluation of the facts and circumstances of your case.

What happens at a Collin County arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Collin County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Collin County, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.

If the police have arrested you for Terroristic Threat, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Collin County judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Collin County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.

What is the most common sentence for Collin County Terroristic Threat charge in Collin County?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for all Terroristic Threat convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Terroristic Threat as a Class B misdemeanor, Class A misdemeanor, state jail felony, or third degree felony, depending on the circumstances.

However, the actual punishment you receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances, including your prior criminal history and the circumstances of the offense. With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Terroristic Threat here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Collin County Terroristic Threat cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online.

Furthermore, all good Collin County Terroristic Threat attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Terroristic Threat conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

If you want to hire us as your Collin County Terroristic Threat lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.

Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics. After graduating from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school, Mr. Saputo started his career at Vinson & Elkins. More about Paul Saputo…

Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…


Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.

Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas

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Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.


The Collin County Terroristic Threat attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.

For descriptions and some details about example victories, visit our page on Notable Victories.


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We serve clients throughout Collin County, Texas, including McKinney, Plano, Allen, Wylie, and Frisco.

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