Los Angeles Criminal Threats Defense Lawyer
Los Angeles Federal Criminal Threat Attorneys – Penal Code 422
A criminal threat, also known as a terrorist threat, is the threat to commit an act of death or great bodily injury against another person, and to have that other person take that threat seriously. Often times these threats are recorded as evidence, either on a telephone answering machine, or email or via text messaging. The criminal threat must be unconditional, unequivocal, and specific, which would lead any reasonable person to believe that the threat will indeed be carried out.
In the wake of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror, making any sort of terrorist threat is a serious federal crime in the United States. Even people who jokingly make terrorist threats can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Ramifications of Criminal Threat Charges
Criminal Threats charges are punished severely, including the possibility of lengthy prison sentences. Even in cases where no person is physically hurt, prosecutors ask for years in prison, and a serious felony conviction. Prosecutors take a “better safe than sorry” standpoint and ask for restraining orders as well, wanting to prevent acts of violence in the future and putting people who threaten others behind bars.
The Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers at Lewin Law Group Can Help!
We have a long track record of fantastic results in criminal threats cases. Our defense strategies and our experienced federal crime attorneys in Los Angeles have saved our clients from convictions and years of prison time. Oftentimes a client may say something out of self-defense, or in response to an imminent threat to himself, and we can effectively convey that to the prosecution. To do this, we utilize our team of private investigators and experts to convey the whole story and not just what is put in front of the prosecution. Call (800) 458-1488 today.