Acts of Terrorism and Terroristic Threats

In 1995, Oklahoma experienced a devastating act of domestic terrorism when a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. In response, our state’s legislators passed the Oklahoma Anti-terrorism Act, which makes any actual or attempted act of terrorism a felony offense.

What Constitutes Terrorism?

Under Oklahoma law, “terrorism” is any act of violence that results in personal injury or damage to property and that is perpetrated as a means to incite violence or fear or to coerce a civilian population or government to cede to demands.

Penalties for Terroristic Threats or Acts

Under our state’s laws, every act of terrorism—whether threatened or actually carried out—is a felony crime. The maximum penalty for an act of terrorism or conspiracy to commit a terroristic act is life imprisonment.

Simply making a terroristic hoax is also considered a felony and can be punished by up to 10 years in prison.

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