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Threatening to commit a crime is a criminal offense in Massachusetts. It’s a very common charge. The majority of the time these charges can be addressed at a clerk magistrates hearing. That’s because these crimes aren’t often committed in the presence of many witnesses and the only evidence that supports the charge comes in the form of the alleged victim’s testimony. Hiring a lawyer early in the case at the clerk’s hearing stage will give you the best chance of getting the case dismissed before formal criminal charges can be brought against you. Often times a bitter ex-girlfriend, boyfriend, ex-wife or husband will try and use the criminal court system to exact some form of revenge. In an attempt to use the court system for illegitimate purposes they file a bogus criminal complaint. It’s unfortunate when this happens because the accused party is forced to face these charges.
If you are facing the charge of threatening to commit a crime then call The today. Attorney Noonan is a former prosecutor with over 30 years for legal experience. He has presented client’s cases before criminal clerk magistrates on hundreds of occasions.
Chapter 275. Proceedings to Prevent Crimes
Section 2. Complaint of Threat to Commit a Crime
“If complaint is made to any such court or justice that a person has threatened to commit a crime against the person or property of another, such court or justice shall examine the complainant and any witnesses who may be produced, on oath, reduce the complaint to writing and cause it to be subscribed by the complainant.”
Criminal Penalties For A Conviction On Charges Of Threatening To Commit A Crime In Massachusetts
A defendant found guilty of threatening to commit a crime faces up to 6 months in jail and or a $100 fine. Attorney Noonan has extensive experience defending clients charged with threatening to commit a crime. Hiring an experienced criminal attorney like Gerald J. Noonan gives you the best chance of getting these charges dismissed prior to arraignment. This will prevent the charges from ever appearing on your criminal record.
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