Terrorism has a wide meaning in the law. It is the use or threat of action involving serious violence against a person, serious damage to property, endangering a person’s life or creating a serious risk to the health or safety of the public. It must be designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public. A terrorist is anyone who is concerned with instigating, preparing or committing acts of terrorism.
Terrorism is a form of violence without legal restraints. “The law”, on the other hand, tries to restrain terrorist crimes. We advise clients in relation to terrorist-related prosecutions under the new and expanding “anti-terror” legislation.