Uttering Threats of Death or Bodily Harm Is Illegal in Ontario
If you have been charged with threatening death or threatening bodily harm, you are facing conviction for “uttering threats.” This conviction can bring jail time, fines and a lasting criminal record that may affect housing, employment and other areas of your life.
At the Ontario law firm of Neuberger & Partners LLP, our Toronto threatening death lawyers defend clients facing charges of solely uttering threats, as well as those who have been charged with domestic assault or other crimes in addition to uttering threats. We work to evaluate the Crown’s case against you and find any manner in which we can help you avoid a conviction.
What the Crown Needs to Prove
If the Crown wishes to go to trial, it will have to prove that you knowingly made a death threat or threat of bodily harm against an individual. The Crown must also prove that you intended such a threat to be treated seriously. In cases involving domestic violence or other assault, the Crown may look to see if a pattern of violence exists, or if any protection order or restraining order has been placed on you. If so, this may help it prove its case.
The Importance of Understanding the Charges You Face
When you face charges for uttering threats of bodily harm or death, it is important that you understand what these charges involve. As your dedicated criminal defence firm, we will spend as much time with you as necessary to analyze your charges and review your options. You will always be prepared for all steps in the process.
Our lawyers understand fully what it takes for the Crown to prove its case, and we also understand exactly what it will take to mount an effective and comprehensive defence on your behalf. We will compile all supporting evidence, obtain witnesses and prepare you for your examination at trial. Our lawyers are well known for thorough preparation and successful trial strategies.* While our past success cannot guarantee success in future cases, our experience only helps us prepare for whatever comes our way.
Contact Our Threatening Bodily Harm Law Firm Serving Toronto and Oshawa
If you face criminal charges for threatening bodily harm or threatening death, call our office at 416-364-3111 or contact our assault defence law firm online. We will help you prepare the thorough, determined defence you need to best protect your rights.
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.