What is considered a threat under the Criminal Code of Canada is very broad. The most common are the charges of “Uttering Death” and “Uttering Bodily Harm”. A person can be charged of uttering threats if he knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat. The threat must be serious, there does not have to be a motive for the threat and the accused does not have to have the means of carrying out the threat. The threat itself may be a threat to cause physical harm, death, or to damage, burn or destroy personal or real property.
Criminal Code of Canada – Definition of Utter Threats
264.1 (1) Every one commits an offence who, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat
(a) to cause death or bodily harm to any person;
(b) to burn, destroy or damage real or personal property; or
(c) to kill, poison or injure an animal or bird that is the property of any person.
Why should you hire Passi & Patel for threat related offences?
If you are faced with a charge of uttering threats, don’t plead guilty without first speaking to an experienced lawyer Brampton criminal lawyer. The penalty, if the Crown proceeds by indictment, could be imprisonment for up to five years. If the threat is to a person's personal, real or animal property, and the Crown proceeds by indictment, then the penalty is imprisonment for up to two years. As you can see, if the threat is of serious nature, the consequences may be very serious not only to yourself, but also to your family and your livelihood. This is why it is crucial that you hire a Brampton criminal lawyer that has experience in defending charges of “Utter Threats”. Here at Passi & Patel, our Brampton criminal lawyers have what it takes to get you the results that you need. Contact us today at 905-459-0004 for a free, no obligation consultation. One of our Brampton criminal lawyers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your case.