Charges of Intimidation
In the state of California, you can not just go around intimidating people and threatening people. You will be charged with a crime and the crime of intimidation can be charged against any person who shares a household such as husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, cohabitants, parents of children.
Behavior and conduct that suffices as intimidation are: threatening the person to stop them from filing a report or calling the police; raising your voice, yelling, and screaming at the person; breaking things to impose fear. These are all forms of intimidation and can result in serious consequences.
Verbal communication can get out of control in domestic relationships and once the authorities get involved, the situation escalates and the courts come into play. Once you are facing charges of intimidation it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney that will assist you in this matter. We understand the effect a charge like this may have on your reputation, your family, and your relationship and that is why we do everything we possibly can to build a strong defense and get the best results possible.
Penalties Associated With Intimidation
The criminal offense of intimidation can be charged either as a felony or a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor conviction will result in some minor jail time and fines but a felony conviction will likely result in 2 to 4 years in state prison and fines as high as $10,000.
With intimidation, it is basically one person’s word against another person and is in fact difficult for a judge and jury to assess. This is where we step in as your advocate and present a strong, persuasive defense on your behalf.
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