California Penal Code 422 holds that it is a crime to make criminal threats (also known as Terrorist Threats), which are defined as willfully threatening to commit a crime which will result in death or injury to an individual you currently or formerly had a relationship with. Criminal threats may include threats that are verbalized, written, or transmitted via electronic communication and can charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, based upon aggravating factors.
A conviction of a Domestic Violence-related charge can result in severe punishment, ranging from incarceration to steep fines, lengthy probation, community service, and/or court ordered treatment programs such as anger management courses. If you have been charged with any type of Domestic Violence, it is of paramount importance that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf. Action Defense Law will vigorously defend you against charges of DV, to ensure that your rights are protected, and to fight for a successful resolution. Contact us today to discuss your case.