Q: I called the police station and made a possible threat. What can happen to me?
A: You should retain counsel in the state where this occurred. It looks like it may have been Ohio.
A: I’m not sure what you said qualifies as an actual threat. You described a hypothetical future event that describes a forced or unauthorized entry into your home and your imagined reaction to that imaginary future event. While it is possible that the police treat this as someone who may pose a possible threat to others and come out to do a welfare check, or to investigate further, that is unclear. They may fear you are mentally disturbed, and if armed, may pose a risk of going off. But beyond that, it seems unclear that you committed a crime. Retain a criminal defense attorney as a precaution, in advance of any potential police contact arising out of this incident, so the attorney can document your version of events and mental state at the time, and who can respond to your call if police take any action. Hire an attorney in your jurisdiction.
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