Anaheim Criminal Threats Attorney
Criminal Threats in Domestic Violence Cases
Domestic violence comes in many forms, some of which do not involve physical contact. One
way in which a person could abuse a family or household member is through
threats of violence. When someone threatens to harm or kill an individual
and causes that person to fear for their safety or their life, they could
face charges of domestic violence even if they do not go through with
their threats. Laws regarding the offense of criminal threats are found in
California Penal Code § 422. Upon conviction of this crime, an individual will face up to one year
in jail or prison.
Domestic Violence and Criminal Threats
If you have been accused of criminal threats by a
child, family member or cohabitant, the case will be handled as a form of domestic
violence. Many of these cases may be false accusations made by family
members who are angry or resentful against you, or they could be an exaggerated
description of something you said that was not truly threatening. In order
to fight accusations or charges of criminal threats, you need to hire
an attorney who can prove that your words were not truly threatening or
that you never made such a statement at all. Call our firm today for a
free case evaluation to learn how we may help.
Your Defense Against the Criminal Charges
Anaheim criminal defense lawyer Barney Gibbs has
handled over 2,500 cases—he knows the ins and outs of criminal defense. With
more than 1,100 case dismissals, he has the ability to help his clients obtain positive resolutions. As
with most criminal offenses, a conviction of criminal threat may only
be successful if the prosecution is able to prove that the actions of
the accused align with the offense as it appears in the California Penal
Code. The basic understanding of a criminal threat is the act of threatening
to kill or physically harm another person.
In addition, the act of criminal threat must include the following:
- The threat that was made was explicit and specific
- The threat was communicated verbally, in writing, or via electronic device
- As a result, the victim is placed in a state of sustained fear for his/her safety
At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we know how to find weaknesses in
the prosecution's case. Unsubstantiated charges may be fought by demonstrating
how an individual's actions did not meet the requisites of a criminal
threat. This is especially important for false accusations made by cohabitants.
When individuals fraudulently abuse the law for their personal advantage,
you want an Anaheim domestic violence attorney that is capable of protecting
your rights in court. Criminal threats related to cases of domestic violence
are taken very seriously by California courts, so you should consult a
legal team that takes criminal defense even more seriously.
Get Help from a Domestic Violence Lawyer in Orange County
The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs could provide seasoned defense on your
behalf. Our team has practiced criminal defense for
more than 30 years and, having handled thousands of cases in the courts, we're familiar
with the judges, DAs and prosecutors there. Attorney Barney Gibbs works
personally with each of our clients and provides them with excellent communication.
Unlike other firms, our clients cases are not handed off to paralegals.
Find out what we could do to fight your charges by calling our office today!