Threatening Charges

At Mines & Company, we defend clients who are charged with uttering threats. Where there is a pattern of threatening or other harassing behaviour, people can be charged with criminal harassment.

With more than 20 years of experience and backgrounds that include Crown prosecution work, we understand the law in these cases. We understand that people often do not mean what they say and that behaviour can be misunderstood. Importantly, we know that the Crown has the burden of proving that the alleged threat or behaviour, in the circumstances, was intended to cause fear. We will examine the circumstances of your case and provide you with options.

In one of our recent successes (R. v. S.S. in Vancouver Provincial Court), our client was charged with uttering a threat. Initially, Crown Counsel wanted our client to be sentenced to jail. We persuaded Crown Counsel to stay the proceedings in exchange for our client entering into a peace bond. No jail. No criminal record.

Uttering a Threat

Generally, a person charged with a threatening offence is released from police custody on their promise to not have contact with the complainant (the person who was threatened). Often, the complainant is a friend or relative who, on reflection, does not want the no contact condition. We can assist in getting no contact or no go conditions removed. We will examine the circumstances of your case and, wherever appropriate, we will endeavour to persuade Crown Counsel to not proceed with criminal charges.

Start With a Free Initial Consultation

To schedule a free initial consultation with a Vancouver criminal lawyer about a charge of uttering a threat or of criminal harassment, call us at 604-688-1460 or contact us via e-mail.