Legal Definition of true threat
: a threat that a reasonable person would interpret as a real and serious communication of an intent to inflict harm
Additional Notes on true threat
True threats are not protected as free speech by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and render the person making the threat liable to criminal prosecution.
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