The constitution requires the prosecution to prove a true threat for many offenses, including: felony harassment involving a threat to kill (see cases cited earlier in this section); threats to bomb or injure property (see State v.
Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, that is investigated by the United States Secret Service. or assassinating, kidnapping, and assaulting government officials of the United States. When national boundaries are transcended by such a threat, it is considered a terrorist threat.