Uttering Threats Law

Uttering threats can be found under section 264.1(1) of the Criminal Code. A charge of uttering threats can be made out verbally when the perpetrator knowingly threatens to cause harm to a person or their property. However, some threats can also be made non-verbally. If the perpetrator acts in a manner that conveys a threatening message to someone, then that will also constitute as uttering threats.  An uttering threat charge often arises from an incident where other charges are also being laid, such as assault.

If found guilty of a charge of uttering threats to cause death or harm to any person, the perpetrator could be sentenced to up to five years’ imprisonment. On the other hand, a threat to someone’s property could lead to a sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment.

If you have been charged with Uttering Threats in BC, contact us for a consultation.

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