Los Angeles Criminal Threats Defense Attorney
Criminal Lawyer for Domestic Violence Charges
Under California Penal Code Section 422, someone can be charged with criminal threats if that person threatens to kill or harm another person. Formerly known as terrorist threats, this crime is taken seriously when the person threatened fears they or their family is in danger, if the threat is specific and/or if the threat is communicated verbally, in writing or in email.
Criminal Threats Defined
Criminal threats can be a difficult crime to define, and is often used as a tactic by law enforcement if other options are limited. Someone can be charged with this crime if they threaten to shoot another person while holding a gun, if a recently fired employee calls a boss and threatens them or even if someone texts that they are going to set a house on fire. In certain instances, a badly timed joke or an expression of frustration can lead to a serious criminal charge.
This crime can be pursued as either a felony or a misdemeanor, and is up to the prosecutor to decide. For someone with two strikes, this could lead to a mandatory sentence under the law, and it could also lead to being fired, being kicked out of a group home or other penalties.
Contact Experience Criminal Threats Defense Lawyers
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our criminal defense attorneys have represented a number of people charged with domestic violence crimes including criminal threat. Our lawyers understand the nature of how prosecutors pursue charges, and we have spent years refining our defense against such accusations. With over 50 years of experience defending people, we can provide top notch defense in even the most challenging circumstances. Our lawyers spent years in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, giving us an in depth knowledge and understanding of how the courts work.
If you have been arrested and accused of threatening your boss, your spouse, your child or a total stranger, call us today at 877-781-1570. We can craft a one-of-a-kind defense that will focus on protecting your future and your freedoms. We will not rest until you are free to go about your life. Call us now for a free consultation.