In Arizona, criminal law forbids what it calls “making a criminal threat.” If you threaten to kill or physically harm another person, and if that person then reasonably fears for his or her safety or the safety of his or her family, under the Arizona criminal codes you can be convicted of the criminal offense of making a criminal threat. A criminal threat can be communicated verbally, electronically, or in writing. You can be prosecuted for making a criminal threat whether or not you actually intended to follow through with the threat. In the greater Phoenix area, if you are accused of making a criminal threat, speak at once with an experienced Phoenix criminal threats lawyer at the law firm of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC. The criminal defense help you need is here.


Making a criminal threat can be prosecuted in Arizona as a misdemeanor or as a felony. A conviction for a Class 1 misdemeanor charge for threatening or intimidating is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. If the crime is prosecuted as a felony and you’re convicted, you can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison and fined up to $10,000. However, the state must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a criminal conviction, and in criminal threat cases, without documentation of the incident, that can often be difficult. When you are defended by an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney at the law firm of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC, you can be confident that your side of the story will be clearly told and fully understood.


If you or someone you love has been charged with making criminal threats or violating other criminal laws in the Phoenix area, you must hire an experienced Phoenix criminal threats lawyer at once. A criminal defense lawyer with the Phoenix law firm of AZ Criminal Defense Group is the criminal lawyer you need. AZ Criminal Defense Group offers a free consultation to all new and prospective clients. One of our criminal defense attorneys will review the details of your case and explain your legal rights and options. If you are charged with making criminal threats in or near the Phoenix area, contact an experienced Phoenix criminal lawyer with AZ Criminal Defense Group by calling (602) 207-8777 promptly.