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Intimidating a Partner Charges in California

Intimidating a partner by threat of force either physically or verbally is against the law and falls within the acts of domestic violence. Law enforcement will easily arrest those who cause domestic violence situations.

Intimidating or threatening a partner, whether boyfriend or girlfriend, spouse, divorcees, cohabitants, or people with children (homosexual or heterosexual) is a serious offense that could result in harsh penalties. Depending on the circumstances, a person could receive a misdemeanor or felony conviction. The following are situations where an intimidation or threat toward a partner could result in an arrest. There would be an intention to accomplish the following:

  • To stop a partner of answering questions asked by law enforcement
  • To stop a partner from filing a police report
  • To stop a partner from testifying in court

Penalties for Intimidating a Partner

If convicted with of intimidating a partner the penalties could possibly be fines and jail time. For a misdemeanor the sentence could be one year in jail. A felony charge sentence could be a fine and 2 to 4 years in prison. It does not matter whether violence occurred after the threat. The threat is usually sufficient to convict an offender. For an offender with prior encounters with law enforcement, the penalties would surely increase.

Whether the partner dropped the charges or not the court would still attempt to enter into the charges any psychological damage to the victim. That is why it is vital that you seek legal counsel from a criminal defense lawyer how can advise you of your legal rights and represent you to the best result possible for your situation.

Help for Domestic Violence Charges in Los Angeles, CA

If you have a charge against you for intimidating a partner, it is important that you immediately contact a defense lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights. Tyler & Wilson, LLP has a team of knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorneys who can defend you against an intimidating a partner charge. Contact us today to receive a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

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