Terrorist Threats / Criminal Threats
- Penal Code section PC 422
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Criminal Threats / Terrorist Threats / PC 422
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Under California Penal Code Section 422, a terrorist or criminal threat is taken very seriously. To be convicted of a criminal threat charge, the alleged act must meet the following 5 conditions.
The 5 Elements of a Criminal or Terrorist Threats
California Penal Code Section 422
- The accused willfully threatened to unlawfully kill or unlawfully inflict great bodily injury on another person
- The accused made the threat with the specific intent that it be taken as a threat
- The threat is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey a gravity of purpose and the immediate prospect of execution (the person was very clear and specific about carrying out the threat)
- The threat actually caused sustained fear in the victim (for “a period of time that extends beyond what is momentary, fleeting, or transitory”)
- The sustained fear was reasonable
Terrorist and Criminal Threats Penalties
In California, a terrorist or criminal threat may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the seriousness of the threat and its consequences as well as the discretion of the prosecutor. The punishment will vary accordingly and may include jail time, prison time, parole or probation, and large fines; and you may lose your right to vote or own a gun.
Misdemeanor: the court can impose probation (informal) with or without jail time, community service, physical labor, counseling, restitution (paying the victim), fines ($200 to $2,000), and stay-away orders. A conviction also results in the person having a permanent criminal record.
Felony: In California a terrorist or criminal threat is punishable by up to three years in state prison. Criminal or terrorist threats are considered a strike under California’s Three Strikes Law.
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