You can be charged with uttering threats if you knowingly utter, convey or cause anyone to receive a threat to:
In order to be found guilty of a criminal charge of uttering threats in British Columbia, the prosecutor must prove you meant to threaten and that your words were to be taken seriously.
For example, if there is reason to believe what you said was in jest or could not be taken seriously by the reasonable person, then you can’t be found guilty of uttering threats in BC.
If you the prosecutor proceeds with charging you with an indictable version of uttering threats to cause death or harm to another person, and you are found guilty, you could be sentenced up to 5 years in jail.
A conviction for the criminal charge uttering threats could have serious consequences, including of course a criminal record.
If you’ve been charged with uttering threats, the criminal court process is much the same as other charges such as DUI or assault.
When charged with uttering threats, you will have to attend court at least 2 times, and most likely more before your trial. If you hire us, we can attend most court appearances for you; you don't need to attend.
What also might happen before your trial is the prosecutor may propose a deal with you where if you plead guilty, you’ll get a lighter sentence or plead guilty to lesser charge.
Do not accept any deal offered by the prosecutor until you talk to a criminal defence lawyer. There’s a chance you have a good defence. If you can be found NOT GUILTY, that is the best outcome. Pleading guilty means you end up with a criminal record.
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