Criminal Threats Defense Attorney

Riverside Criminal Threat Charges

Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer Assistance

Penal Code section 422 makes it unlawful for an individual to criminally threaten another person.  A statement can only be considered a criminal threat if it involves: 

  1. The threatening of a crime that would cause another person great bodily injury or death;
  2. The threat is so immediate, specific and unconditional that it causes another person sustained fear for his or her safety or for the safety of that person's immediate family members or household members; and
  3. The fear caused by the threat must be a reasonable fear.

Criminal threats can be made either verbally, in writing or through electronic communication devices. Even if a person makes a threat with no intention of actually following through with it, he or she can still be charged with making a criminal threat.

Start Building Your Defense Plan Today us today to begin building your defense strategy. For over 30 years our team of criminal defense attorneys has defended thousands of criminal cases. Our firm lectures criminal defense lawyers across the country. We have obtained countless not guilty verdicts in jury trials, and obtained favorable results at the pre-trial stage. There are many defenses that may be applicable to your case.

Who You Hire Makes the Difference

Gressley & Donaldson has defended thousands of criminal defense cases, and our team of criminal defense lawyers train other attorneys across the nation on criminal defense. Who you hire can make all the difference in your case. Call us today at (951) 319-3199 to get our team of criminal defense lawyers on your case. 

Gressley & Donaldson has offices in Temecula and Riverside, and practices throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Menifee, Murrieta, and Orange County.

We understand that being accused of a crime is one of the most challenging times of your life. Rely on us to advocate for your rights and to give you the defense you deserve.


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