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My name is ***** *****. I just got a call from a cop that I

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My name is ***** *****. I just got a call from a cop that I made harrassing phone calls. This is the second time. Can I be arrested for this? I had a warning before. I am leaving the country and did not threaten anyone. I never said I was going to hurt anyone. I said I was going to tell people about what someone did to me. and I called her names curse words that is it. Can I be arrested for this. The cop said if it happens again its a felony. He left a message I haven't talked with him yet
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Customer: I was warned in January after I made a call telling off a woman that defrauded me. The law did nothing about it even though i tried for 7 months to get her in trouble for what she did I just told her off and that is all. Called her names.. I never made a single threat but I said I wouldn't call her again. I thought I was going to leave the country in January and I did something stupid and called her again. It was stupid. i didn't threaten her. I didn't. But the cop left a message saying if I did it again it's a felony. I haven't been able to get him on the phone. Can I be arrested now? After just two phone calls can she press charges I'm supposed to leave the country for a job and I can't believe I did this
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
california
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello? Are you there? So the cop left a message and he said he needed to talk to me. Is he going to have me arrested? Can they do that? or is he just giving me a warning by calling me?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm supposed to leave the country on the 24th of this month.
Criminal Lawyer: Christopher B, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I'm here, just saw your reply, i was working on a couple of questions. I will get an answer for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am 37 years old and have no criminal record
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I also just wanted to pay for just this session but the site said I had to pay fifty dollars for a month...I don't know why.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
god i am so scared right now. I'm not living in the place I used to so I don't know if the cops went there or not. I'm living with my best friend
Criminal Lawyer: Christopher B, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client realtionship.

Making a threat in a phone call or electronic communication is one of the ways you can violate Penal Code 653m. Because of this, defendants are sometimes charged with both the crime of making criminal threats and the crime of making annoying phone calls.

You can be prosecuted for criminal threats that are made verbally (including over the telephone), in writing, or in an electronic communication (like a text message). You can't be found guilty of Penal Code 422 unless all of the following are proven:

(1) You willfully threatened to commit a crime that would result in someone's death or great bodily injury,

(2) You specifically intended your statement to be taken as a threat, and

(3) The statement was unequivocal and specific enough to cause someone to reasonably fear for his or her own safety or that of his or her immediate family members.

The California crime of making criminal threats is a wobbler. This means that the prosecutor can charge it as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the offense and the defendant's criminal history (if s/he has one).

The maximum misdemeanor penalties are up to one (1) year in county jail and/or a maximum $1,000 fine. The maximum felony penalties are up to three (3) years in California state prisonand a maximum $10,000 fine. You can be charged as a felony and it will depend on the circumstances and what was said. It is good that you have no criminal history and you should cooperate fully with the police. You need to let the officer know that you will not contact her again and will be leaving the county and are very sorry, hopefully they will let you off on another warning. But tis is very serious.

Please let me know if you have any further questions and please positively rate my answer if satisfied.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just talked with the officer. I promised not to do it again and they are letting me off but they won't do it again.
Criminal Lawyer: Christopher B, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

That is fantastic news and I would get rid of the woman's phone number so you are not tempted to call again. I hope you are satisfied and will positively rate my answer (there should be smiley faces or numbers from 1-5 to choose from). This will cost you nothing extra and will ensure that I am compensated by the site for my time. Thank you in advance.

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