Criminal Defense A Relentless Commitment to Your Case from Start to Finish

Criminal Threat Charges Defense in Bakersfield

Protecting the Futures of Clients throughout Kern County

A conviction for making criminal threats can cause lasting damage to your future. Bakersfield criminal defense attorney Bo Koenig of the Koenig Law Office has unprecedented experience defending those who have been charged with committing a criminal threat. He stands ready to help defend you as the highly rated defense attorney you need.

Call Koenig Law Office today for a free consultation. Dial (661) 338-5353 or contact us online to get started planning your defense.

It is illegal to communicate threats to another individual by vowing great bodily harm or death. However, is that threat a misdemeanor or a felony?

For individuals communicating threats to another individual or a group of individuals, prosecuting attorneys must prove:

  • There was a willful threat communicated to another person (or a group of individuals) intending serious injury or death of that person or group
  • The threat was a verbal, written, or digitally communicated threat (i.e. email/electronic chat, or text)
  • The statement transmitted could be understood as a threat, regardless of the ability or inability to carry out that particular threat
  • The threat could manifest into a reality, causing harm or death to an individual or a group
  • A reasonable individual feared for his/her life, safety, and well-being once the threat was communicated

Criminal threat charges can be difficult to understand as well as embarrassing and cumbersome to face. Attorney Bo Koenig of Bakersfield’s Koenig Law Office realizes this and can offer you the most sound and stable defense with all of the respect and professionalism your case warrants.

Strong Defense for Criminal Threats Cases

Criminal defense attorney Bo Koenig has a proven track record of success defending individuals against various criminal charges. He is a graduate of San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno and has devoted his entire practice to helping those who were charged with crimes.

As your advocate, Mr. Koenig will investigate all aspects of your case and find answers to hard-hitting and difficult questions. Known and respected throughout the Bakersfield community as well as the state of California, Attorney Bo Koenig gets straight to the truth of your case and fights to have those charges either reduced or dismissed all together.

Misdemeanor Criminal Threats

The act of communicating criminal threats is a crime. California Penal Code 422 states: “Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out…”

You can be charged with communicating criminal threats, regardless of your ability or inability to execute the threat(s). Even if you just stated a threat and have no plan or intention to carry the threat out, you can still face charges of communicating criminal threats. This includes any messages sent to another individual that promise to hurt or harm that individual.

Contact the Criminal Threats Attorney in Bakersfield

Penal Code 422 PC, or the statute responsible for criminal threats, is also referred to as a “wobbler,” meaning the prosecuting attorney can file the case as either a misdemeanor or a felony. While a misdemeanor conviction could mean up to one year in a California county jail, a felony conviction could land you in a California state prison for up to four years. The use of a dangerous weapon during the transmission of those threats will add time to existing sentences.

Criminal threats are a crime that fall under California’s “Three Strikes Law,” meaning that at least 85% of the given sentence must be served before there is an eligibility of parole or release.

Dial (661) 338-5353 Now

For judgement-free, unbiased criminal defense representation, call Koenig Law Office. We can offer you sound advice as well as an explanation of your charges to help build your defense. Throughout your case’s proceedings, Attorney Bo Koenig will keep you abreast of all events and circumstances.

Get started on planning your case today by dialing (661) 338-5353.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Honest Guidance

    We will give you an accurate appraisal of your situation.

  • Strong Relationships with Judges and Prosecutors

    Knowing key people in the court system allows us to negotiate more effectively for you.

  • Winning Mentality

    We will not quit on your case until we get the best possible outcome.

  • Personal Attention

    You will work directly with Attorney Bo Koenig on your case from start to finish.

  • Seasoned Trial Experience

    We're not afraid to take cases to trial, especially when it's in the best interest of the client.

  • Bakersfield Native

    Bo Koenig grew up in Bakersfield and prides himself on fighting for people in his community.

Attorney Bo Koenig

When it comes to your freedom and future, it's important that you put your case in the right hands. Bo Koenig has a reputation of going above and beyond for his clients to achieve the best possible result, and he is committed to do the same for you. 

Client Reviews

  • “He is an awesome guy! He gets the job done and gets it done right! How he explains everything he breaks it down and works with you. He is a very kind and caring guy. He is very smart and knows what he ...”

    - Kayla
  • “Koenig Law Office saved my life. Not only do I recommend them but I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend! I was arrested on a “DUI” but I only had .03 in my system. Koenig law fought for me and got my license and ...”

    - Evan
  • “Bo Koenig is an amazing attorney with an extensive amount of patience and knowledge. I have known Bo since 2012 when he took my first of two cases. He's humble down to earth and tells it like it is. ...”

    - Veronica
  • “Bo is a great legal counsel. His rapport with the legal community and his knowledge of law saved my career and my licenses. I was impressed by not only the outcome but the ease of the entire process. ...”

    - Darren Garcia
  • “Mr. Koenig explain the whole process after my accident. From the investigation that would need to be done, to finding cameras in the parking lot to help our case. All of which were done in a very ...”

    - Former Client
/

Contact Us Today

Get a Free Case Review
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.