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    Default Consequences of Making Threats to Kill Somebody

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Minnesota

    I messaged someone saying id kill them and an unborn baby. They reported it to the police. Since then the police knocked on my door, i didnt answer. They didnt leave a note, come back, or call at all.

    What kind of trouble am i in? Will i get my daughter taken away?

    I saw posts where the person who i said id kill said the cops arent going to do anything, they said they can just put a restraining order against me.

    Is this true? Im very confused since the cops indeed came over. Will i be getting charged with something greater?

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    Default Re: Threats

    They may take you away from your daughter. And of course a the person you threatened could get a restraining order.

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    Default Re: Threats

    What decides if they will? I since then have received messages from the person i threatened, also threatening me. I am only 19 and a very small girl. Does that play into anything? What can i do to ensure my daughter doesnt get taken away, and i dont get jail time? Itd be my first offense for anything.

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    Default Re: Threats

    Any criminal charges will be decided by the local prosecutor.

    The decision to pursue a civil restraining order would be up to the person your threatened.

    There is little to nothing you can do now to change past actions, but you should stop all contact with the the other person.

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    Default Re: Threats

    Is there a possibility they will do nothing?

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    Default Re: Threats

    Yes there is a very real possibility. Just because the police left when you didn't answer doesn't mean they are not going to follow up.

    I'd suggest you get a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Consequences of Making Threats to Kill Somebody

    Get criminal defense lawyer asap.

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