Criminal Threatening is the unlawful criminal act of threatening to kill or do serious bodily injury to the person of another. It usually is associated with a bribe or extortion to compel the victim to do or not do a particular act or to say or not say a particular thing in a particular private, public, or courtroom context. Written threats are easier to prosecute, but verbal threats may still constitute a criminal violation for which the criminally accused ought to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Criminal Threatening may also occur through the criminal violation of Improper Exhibition of a Weapon. To prove this criminal offense, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect had or carried a weapon, that the criminal suspect exhibited the weapon in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, and that the criminal suspect did so in the presence of one or more persons. If the jury finds that the criminal suspect committed this crime in necessary self-defense, then the jury must find the criminal suspect not guilty. Miami and Fort Lauderdale are areas susceptible to Criminal Threatening as they contain several risky and shady underground markets and businesses, such as drug trade, gambling in unlawful manners, prostitution, and other illegal situations that involve the use of criminal threats.
If you have been charged with Criminal Threatening in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
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