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A criminal threat is an intentional and willful threat of harm, which is made to another person with the intention of making the person fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family. California Penal Code Section 422 defines criminal threats and lays out penalties for this criminal offense in California. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with committing a criminal threat contact the Law Offices of Jennifer Le today.
Orange County Defense Lawyer Jennifer Le understands California law as it applies to criminal threats and is dedicated to defending clients who have been charged with this offense. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Le is able to review a client’s criminal threat charges to determine how to provide the best legal defense. These charges often come down to the actual intention of the defendant and whether the alleged victim believed they were in danger as a result of the threat. Attorney Le is skilled in uncovering evidence and testimony that will enable her to obtain a not guilty verdict for her client.
Without representation by a skilled, aggressive Orange County Criminal Attorney, an individual may receive maximum penalties for a criminal threats charge. This may include up to 3 years in state prison as well as a strike on his or her criminal record, under California’s Three Strikes Law.
The prosecuting attorney must prove, in a criminal threats case, that the defendant willfully threatened to cause great bodily injury or death to the victim and/or his or her family. This must have been threatened in such a way as to cause the victim to reasonably be in sustained fear for his or her own safety, or for his or her immediate family’s safety. When a threat is clear, specific and presented in such a way as to show that the defendant had the ability to carry it out, this may be evidence of sustained fear.
In every aspect of a client’s case, Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Le will fight to prove that whatever actions were carried out were not criminal threats. Using her knowledge of legislation and case law, Attorney Le and her staff will work to have evidence suppressed and charges lessened or dropped, whenever possible.