In California, “Criminal Threats”, previously known “Terrorists Threats”, is a very serious crime of words. A Criminal Threat is a threat to commit any crime of violence with the purpose of (A) terrorizing another, (B) Causing the evacuation of a building, public or assembly, or facility of public transportation, (C) causing serious public inconvenience, or (D) recklessly disregarding the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.
A Criminal Threat, as defined in Penal Code Section 422, can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, but is usually charged as a felony. Pursuant to California’s “Three-Strikes” law, a conviction of a felonious Criminal Threat will cause a strike to be recorded on the defendant’s criminal record for the rest of her life. The California Legislature has mandated very severe consequences for a Criminal Threats conviction, including state prison confinement, parole, probation, steep fines, and a criminal conviction on your record which cannot be expunged.
James E. Silverstein is a heavy-hitting, top-notch criminal defense lawyer, and has handled countless Criminal Threats and Terrorist Threats cases. Attorney James E. Silverstein is well-versed in Criminal Threats law, and has achieved excellent results for his clients before. James E. Silverstein is well-versed in your statutory and constitutional rights, and he has the experience, ability, respect, and relationships necessary to ensure that you receive the legal defense that you deserve. James E. Silverstein will spend the time necessary with you and your family to carefully review and analyze the facts of your case, and to answer your questions. James E. Silverstein also associates with some of the best private investigators in California to ensure that every pertinent aspect of the government’s case is carefully explored and investigated, especially witness statements in the Criminal Threats / Terrorist Threats context.
James E. Silverstein is innovative, tenacious, and he will do everything in his power to keep you out of jail and have the Criminal Threats charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Do you need an experienced Southern California Criminal Threats Defense Lawyer? Contact the Law Offices of James E. Silverstein for a free consultation today at 747-230-4468.