If you are accused of making criminal threats to a spouse, dating partner, former partner, relationship partner, or other close relationship, you are facing very serious legal consequences. Under the California Penal Code, Section 422, making a criminal threat is a serious crime. If you are accused of committing this offense, seek legal help from the San Diego criminal threats lawyer at The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr. at once.
Mr. Ramos is widely recognized for his skills and experience in this area of defense law. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact Mr. Ramos immediately if you have been arrested and charged with making a criminal threat.
If you are convicted of a committing a terrorist threat – now termed a “criminal threat,” under state law – the penalties imposed by the court can be extensive. A single threat, whether communicated verbally, by email, text, phone or other means can result in up a punishment that includes up to one year in jail or in state prison. A statement uttered in anger, with no real intent to commit harm, can lead to this a very dangerous legal situation.
The prosecutor has discretion on whether to file charges as a misdemeanor or felony. The types of actions that may result in charges of making a terrorist threat include:
To be charged with making criminal threats, it must be alleged that a threat was made that created a reasonable fear in the other person that you intended to carry it out. If charged with a misdemeanor, the crime carries penalties of up to $1,000 in fines up to a year in jail or prison.
A felony conviction can lead to up to three years in state prison, and up to $10,000 in fines. If a weapon was involved, you could face up to four years of incarceration in state prison. A felony conviction will change your life forever, affecting your freedom, your ability to practice your profession, and your rights. It is vital that you retain a defense lawyer who exhibits the highest level of legal skill.
Attorney George H. Ramos, Jr., is widely regarded as being one of the most experienced San Diego domestic violence attorneys who defends against charges of criminal threats. He formerly served in the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted countless cases and acted as supervising attorney in the Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Unit. This background has proven to be of great benefit to his clients; his insight into how the prosecution operates is a key factor in his extensive record of success in criminal court.
If you are accused of making criminal threats, you are in facing dangerous repercussions. Your case outcome will be in large part, based upon the skills and experience of your defense lawyer. Call The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr. today to discuss your case. Various options are available, including dismissed charges, reduced charges, reduced sentencing or an acquittal at trial. You can be confident that Mr. Ramos will provide personal legal services, and devote the time needed to create a strategy appropriate to the facts in your case. Call today.