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Making a Criminal Threat in Los Angeles

According to Section 422 of the California Penal Code is against the law to make criminal threats to others. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York prompted all law enforcement to determine that all criminal threats be taken more seriously. If you have a charge against you for criminal threats, it is vital that you immediately contact a defense lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights. The Law Firm of Tyler & Wilson has knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorneys who can defend you against a charge of criminal threats.

Why hire a Los Angeles domestic violence attorney?

A criminal threat would be if one were to make a definite threat of harm to another and which, in turn, does cause another to be afraid. The threat would be a definite threat to kill or cause great bodily injury. The threat could be in writing, verbally or electronically (email or text). It would contain a definite intention that the recipient receives the threat, has knowledge that it is a treat and causes fear. The threat would cause a person to be fearful of his safety, including the safety of his relations.

This is often an issue in domestic violence cases. One spouse, usually the husband, threatens the wife into a state of fear. She then feels she cannot do anything about her marital situation because she fears for her life or the safety of her family.

Criminal threats are a serious crime and can, if convicted, result in a prison sentence. It is also a strike under the California three strikes law. A criminal threats charge is extremely serious and demands that you seek immediate legal advice. You need an attorney who knows criminal defense laws and can vigorously fight for you and your rights. Contact a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, CA today to discuss your case and the best course of legal action.

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