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Legal Repercussions of the Recent Explosion and Bombing Threats in New York and New Jersey

With pipe bombs exploding at different two different locations this weekend-one at a charity run for Marines in New Jersey, the other on a street in New York City-and at least one more unexploded bomb found, it is a good time to discuss potential Federal charges for people who were involved in the either or both attacks.

A pipe bomb is considered a "destructive device under Federal law. 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4)(a)(1). Possession of a "destructive device" without a license can get someone up to ten years in Federal prison. Use of a weapon of mass destruction that interferes with interstate commerce and results in serious bodily injury can also get up to ten years. 18 U.S.C. 2332A.

If someone had died in the attacks, the perpetrator could have gotten up to life. Monday morning, the suspect authorities believe was involved in the attack was allegedly involved in a shoot-out with law enforcement. If any of the officers being shot at were Federal Agents, the perpetrator could be charged with assault on a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon. 18 U.S.C. 111(a)(1) and (b). He would be facing up to an additional 20 years in Federal prison for that.

If the bombing is in fact a terrorist attack-and as of now there is no reason to think that it is not-if anyone assisted the perpetrator, and if the perpetrator has ties to a foreign terrorist organization, than those individuals could be charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. 18 U.S.C. 2339A. That is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. These are just some of the charges that people involved could be facing. This will be an interesting case to watch as it progresses through the criminal justice system.

DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS BLOG POST WAS PREPARED BY KLUTTZ, REAMER, HAYES, ADKINS AND CARTER AND IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT, IN ANY WAY, CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE.

Andrew Charles "Drew" Cochran

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