San Bernardino Threatening And Intimidating Attorney
Domestic Violence Lawyer Serving Riverside & San Bernardino
Have you been arrested for displaying threatening and intimidating behavior? Not many people are aware that this type of behavior can actually lead to a domestic violence charge. According to the California Penal Code Section 422 and
422.6 explains that intimidating a person with words or actions with intent to cause them physical harm or damage their property can constitute a threatening and intimidating charge. Anyone found guilty of this offense could face up to one year in a county jail and/or a fine up to $5,000. The court could also order the defendant to fulfill 400 hours of mandatory community service. Threatened violence that the individual is capable of carrying out, can result in criminal charges. A felony charge is a "strike" offense under California's three strike law. If you are facing a threatening and intimidating charge, then speak with a San Bernardino domestic violence attorney from our firm without delay.
What are some threatening and intimidating behaviors?
When you threaten a member of your household and speak words of violence to them, you could be faced with harsh punishments. This type of behavior can easily escalate and lead to more severe charges including harassment,
spousal abuse or child abuse. Another threatening and intimidating behavior is when defendants threaten a witness for reporting a crime to the police. This crime, found in the Penal Code Sections 132-141, is highly illegal and is considered to be a felony offense in California. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony offense, it is absolutely vital that you retain an effective defense lawyer to protect you from the prosecution.
Unfortunately, with crimes of this nature it is very easy for victims to take advantage and make false accusations. After false testimony has been given, the prosecution will undoubtedly believe that you are guilty and will look to prosecute harshly for the crime. In situations such as these, it is very important that you have a hard-hitting defender to clear your name and discredit your accuser's testimony. When it comes to false domestic violence accusations and charges of threatening and intimidating, you must not go to court unprotected and unprepared. Don't simply assume that since you are innocent, your chances of dismissal are high. A domestic violence conviction can have a devastating impact on your reputation, your career, your family and your future.
Speak with a Riverside domestic violence lawyer!
Are you facing charges of threatening and intimidating another individual? If so, your choice of legal counsel could mean the difference between your freedom and your incarceration. Don't leave your future to chance! By obtaining experienced legal counsel from the Law Offices of Ty Martinez, you can feel confident knowing that your fate rests in good hands. Our firm has more than 20 years of legal experience and has extensive experience with domestic abuse cases. Need an attorney for a threatening and intimidating case in Riverside? As seasoned defenders, we understand the gravity of your situation and we pledge to do everything in our power to attain a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Our firm has been chosen as the AVVO® Client Choice for 2013 because we offer our clients exceptional legal representation. We have a proven track record with these cases and we will diligently fight to protect your rights and best interests. Call today to
schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your case.
Contact a San Bernardino domestic violence lawyer from our firm today to fight your threatening and intimidating charges!