Hedding Law Firm

Criminal Threats Lawyer in Los Angeles


California Penal Code section 422 makes it a crime to willfully threaten to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person. The statement can be verbal, written, or by electronic communication. The person making the statement has to have the specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat.

The crime of criminal threats has become increasingly common in California. Criminal threats crime is a wobbler meaning that depending on surrounding circumstances, it may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor.

If charged as a felony, it will count as a strike under the California Three Strikes Law; if it happens to be your third strike, you may face 25 years to life in prison. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will bend over backwards to prevent such a result.

If you are facing a criminal threat charge, as your defense attorney, we can guarantee our dedication to your case and our persistence in getting you the best possible result.

Our primary objective is to get your case completely dismissed by possibly showing a lack of specific intent or any other defense we may be able to assert on your behalf.

A conviction for criminal threats can result in anywhere from 16 and up to 36 months in state prison. Criminal history and specific circumstances may increase the sentence.

It is absolutely essential to have an experienced and aggressive defense attorney on your side. Our lawyers have a combined 75 years of experience and are confident in our legal skill and strategy.

Contact a Los Angeles criminal threats lawyer at our law firm for aggressive legal defense against your charges.

Ronald D. Hedding, ESQ.

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