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What Is a Criminal Threat in California?

At some point in our lives, we have all probably threatened someone else to varying degrees—even if it is just threatening to ground your kids. California Penal Code § 422, however, makes certain types of threats a crime. Not all threats are created equal. In order to...

Who “Presses Charges” in a Criminal Case

A situation we see and hear a lot as criminal defense attorneys is one where an alleged crime is reported to law enforcement, but the initial complainant later does not wish to pursue criminal charges against the suspect.  Unfortunately, it is not that simple. This...