Threatening or Intimidating
Although it may not sound a serious as other violent crimes, being arrested for threatening or intimidating is a serious offense that could lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. In many cases, individuals are convicted of this offense without ever making actual physical contact with the alleged victim. To avoid conviction and fight the charges, it is best to review your defense options with an experienced defense attorney in Maricopa County.Tempe Attorney for Threatening or Intimidating Charges
If you have been charged with threatening or intimidating someone in Maricopa County, attorney James Novak can help you during this critical time. Having an attorney on your side like James Novak, could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. With a practice entirely devoted to criminal defense, James Novak has the knowledge and resources to help ensure that your case is adequately prepared.
We represent clients in and around Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler, and East Valley. Call the Law Office of James E. Novak today at (480) 413-1499 to set up a free consultation on your criminal charges.
Overview on Threatening or Intimidating in Arizona
- Arizona Laws Regarding Threatening or Intimidating
- What are the Penalties for Threatening or Intimidating Someone in Tempe?
- Representing Those Charged with Threatening or Intimidating in Tempe
Arizona Laws Regarding Threatening or Intimidating
Under Section 13-202 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, if you threaten to cause physical injury to someone or serious damage to their property, or uses threats or intimidation to cause public inconvenience or evacuation, you are guilty of a class one misdemeanor.
These charges can be upgraded to a class three felony if the purpose of the threats or intimidation is to promote or induce someone to participate in gang activity or a racketeering enterprise.
What are the Penalties for Threatening or Intimidating Someone in Tempe?
A class one misdemeanor charge for threatening or intimidating someone is punishable by up to six months in jail, and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
If an individual is convicted of threatening or intimidating under the class three felony classification, he or she can be sentenced to between 2.5 and 7 years in prison, and/or a fine of up to a $10,000 fine.
Representing Those Charged with Threatening or Intimidating in Tempe
After you are arrested and charged with threatening or intimidating, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical. James Novak is a defense attorney with military experience, who aggressively defends clients in Maricopa County, including the cities of Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Phoenix, or Scottsdale, who have been charged with crimes.
Contact the Law Office of James E. Novak today at (480) 413-1499 to set up a free consultation on your charges of threatening or intimidating, and let Novak fight for your freedom. Novak served our country while in the Marine Corp. now let him serve you.