Tag Archives: Criminal Threats

Multiplicity: Threats, Assault And Other Specific Examples
March 26th, 2020

Multiplicity deals with the fragmentation of what is legally a single offense into separate multiple offenses. This doctrine is legislatively set forth in pc 954, which “‘authorizes multiple convictions for different or distinct offenses, but does not permit multiple convictions for a different statement of the same offense when it is based on the same […]

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Attempted Criminal Threat Requires Dual Jury Findings
March 27th, 2015

  People v. Chandler (2014) 60 Cal. 4th 508, 524-525 relied on First Amendment concerns in construing PC 422 to require both a subjective and objective element:   To avoid substantial First Amendment concerns associated with criminalizing speech, we construe the offense of attempted criminal threat to require proof that the defendant had a subjective […]

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