What is the crime of Threat to Throw, Place, Project, or Discharge Any Destructive Device in Florida?
The crime of Threat to Throw, Place, Project, or Discharge Any Destructive Device is a Second Degree Felony that is punishable by 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
This offense occurs when a:
- Person threatened to throw, place, project, or discharge a destructive device.
- The threat conveyed an intent to do bodily harm or damage to the property of any person.
“Destructive device” means
- any bomb, grenade, mine, rocket, missile, pipe bomb, or similar device containing an explosive, incendiary, or poison gas and includes any frangible container filled with an explosive, incendiary, explosive gas, or expanding gas, which is designed or so constructed as to explode by such filler and is capable of causing bodily harm or property damage;
- any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled;
- any device declared a destructive device by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms;
- any type of weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any explosive and which has a barrel with a bore of one-half inch or more in diameter;
- and ammunition for such destructive devices, but not including shotgun shells or any other ammunition designed for use in a firearm other than a destructive device.
Some of the defenses to Threat to Throw, Place, Project, or Discharge Any Destructive Device are:
- Person did not have destructive device.
- Person did not threaten.
- Person stated a conditional threat.
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