EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR CRIMINAL THREATS
The defense attorney for criminal threats is a skilled trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience who protects his clients rights and gets the best possible results for them if they are accused of making a a criminal threat in violation of Penal Code section 422.
California defines a criminal threat (also known as a “terrorist” threat) as basically threatening to hurt another person. The charge usually arises in the heat of the moment when someone is upset, though that person does not really mean to follow-up on the threat.
This charge can be either a felony “strike” with serious consequences or a misdemeanor.
HOW THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY HELPS IF THE CLIENT IS IN JAIL
If you or someone you know was charged with PC 422 as a felony and they are in jail, the defense attorney helps get him or her released as soon as possible.
Click on the word “released” above for more information about getting out of jail.
HOW THE ATTORNEY HELPS HIS CLIENT
Initial Consultation: During the first consultation with the defense attorney, the client and the lawyer review the entire case, including the client’s background and current status, the arrest reports, witness statements, and evidence in order to determine the right strategy to get the best results.
Attorney Pflaum knows the court justice system and how to work with judges, prosecutors, witnesses, investigators, police officers, and probation officials to solve the case.
HOW THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY HELPS HIS CLIENT IN COURT
Plea Bargain: Most criminal cases in court may be resolved by way of a plea bargain, so it is super important to have a successful defense lawyer on your side to get the best possible results.
Once the defense lawyer identifies the strengths of his case, and the weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, he is ready to begin negotiations with the prosecution and the judge with the client’s consent.
A plea bargain is an agreement between the defense lawyer, his client, the judge, and the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charges, and usually includes an agreement about the appropriate punishment, such as no time in jail.
With the client’s approval, he resolves the case and the judge will accept the plea bargain according to the terms that the defense lawyer and his client agreed to.
Defenses at Trial: Some cases, depending upon the circumstances, the evidence, and the client’s desires, may go to jury trial where Mr. Pflaum has many years of successful experience.
There are many defenses at trial for a charge of Penal Code 422. The right defense depends upon the type of case, the state of the evidence, and the believability of the witness/es or lack of witness/es.
Typical defenses at trial include the following.
- No specific intent to threaten someone
- No present ability to follow-up on the threat
- The victim was not in fear
- Insufficient evidence
- No corroboration
- Witness not credible
- No proof beyond a reasonable doubt
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