CRIMINAL DEFENSE STRATEGIES IN WASHINGTON
If you have been accused of threatening another person, you may face misdemeanor or even felony charges, depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged threats. Criminal threats and harassment are taken very seriously by Washington State law enforcement and prosecutors. They will seek maximum penalties for these offenses, and you need a competent Bellevue criminal defense attorney on your side to ensure your constitutional rights are fully protected.
Call Perez & Perez Law, PLLC today at (425) 748-5005 for a free case evaluation regarding your criminal threat or harassment allegations.
USING EXPERIENCE & RESOURCES TO CHALLENGE HARASSMENT CHARGES
The following are the key elements of a criminal threats or harassment case, which the prosecution will seek to prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- By words or conduct, the defendant threatened to:
- Cause bodily injury to the victim or another person;
- Cause damage to another's property;
- Restrain the victim or another person; or
- Do anything that would substantially harm the victim or another's mental health, physical well-being, or safety; and
- The defendant placed the victim in reasonable fear that the threat would be carried out.
Defending criminal threat charges is not easy, but it is possible if your attorney is able to master the facts of the case and present a compelling argument in your favor.
A key aspect of criminal threat charges is the alleged threat itself, which may include text messages, emails, letters, videos, phone calls, or verbal communication made in person. As a software engineer, founding attorney and Bellevue criminal defense lawyer Robert Perez has intimate knowledge of how evidence of harassment or criminal threats may be discovered, mishandled, or even planted without the defendant's knowledge. He and our team can use this and any other possible advantages to benefit our clients.
Learn more about criminal threats and your rights by calling (425) 748-5005.