Criminal Threat Charges Defense in Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield criminal defense attorney Bo Koenig of the Koenig Law Office has unprecedented experience defending those who have been charged with committing a criminal threat. He stands ready to help defend you as the highly-rated defense attorney you need.
If you’ve communicated threats to another individual, vowing great bodily harm or death, then you are a committing a threat crime. But, is that threat a misdemeanor or a felony?.
For individuals communicating threats to another individual or a group of individuals, prosecuting attorneys must prove:
- That there was a willful threat communicated to another person (or a group of individuals) intending serious injury or death of that person or group
- The threat was a verbal, written or digitally communicated threat (i.e. email/electronic chat, or text)
- That the statement transmitted could be understood as a threat, regardless of the ability or inability to carry out that particular threat
- That the threat could manifest into a reality, causing harm or death to an individual or a group
- That a reasonable individual feared for his/her life, safety and well-being, with the threat communicated.
Criminal threat charges can be difficult to understand as well as embarrassing and cumbersome to face. Attorney Koenig of Bakersfield’s Koenig Law Office realizes this and will offer you the most sound and stable defense with all of the respect and professionalism.
Criminal Defense For Criminal Threats Cases
Criminal defense attorney Bo Koenig has a proven track record of success, defending individuals against various criminal charges. Koenig is a graduate of San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, devoting his entire practice to assisting individuals who have been charged with crimes. With a “hands-on” approach, attorney Koenig will investigate all aspects of your case, including by seeking answers to “hard-hitting” and difficult questions. Known and respected throughout the Bakersfield community as well as the state of California, Koenig gets straight to the truth of your case and in many instances, having those charges against you either reduced or dismissed all together.
Misdemeanor Criminal Threats
The act of communicating criminal threats is a crime. California Penal Code 422 states: “Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out…”
You can be charged with communicating criminal threats, regardless of your ability or inability to execute the threat(s). Even if you just stated the threat and have no plan or intention to carry the threat(s) out, you can still face charges of communicating criminal threats.
Communicating threats cover an array of messages sent to another individual, but at their core include a promise to either hurt or harm an individual or kill an individual.
Attorney Bo Koenig has seen an array of threats communicated and will still provide a solid criminal defense for you, regardless of how “hopeless” you feel your particular case is.
Contact the Criminal Threats Attorney In Bakersfield
Penal Code 422 PC, or the statute responsible for criminal threats, is also referred to as a “wobbler”; this means that the prosecuting attorney can file the case as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
A misdemeanor conviction could mean up to one year in a California county jail, while a felony conviction could land you in a California state prison for up to four years. The use of a dangerous weapon during the transmission of those threats will add time to existing sentences.
Criminal threats are a crime that fall under California’s “Three Strikes Law”, meaning that at least 85% of the given sentence must be served, before there is an eligibility of parole or release.
For judgement-free, unbiased criminal defense representation, you need attorney Koenig. He’ll offer you sound advice as well as an explanation of your charges, that will help to build your defense. Throughout your case’s proceedings, attorney Koenig will keep you abreast of all events and circumstances. As a highly-rated negotiator and litigator, count on attorney Koenig, the only attorney you’ll need for your criminal threat case. Don’t waste anymore time and contact attorney Koenig now; your future depends on it.