Legal Question in Criminal Law in Illinois

verbal threat

Can a verbal threat (over phone/email) to kill someone result in criminal action?

Asked on 10/29/08, 2:56 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Motty Stone Law Offices of Motty Stone

Re: verbal threat

Yes. There are laws against harassment and also specifically against threats of violence.

If you are concerned that someone will file charges against you, it would not hurt for you to talk to an attorney.

If you have been threatened, you should notify the police and they can decide how to move forward.

You should also be aware that there can be civil claims as well depending on the details. Feel free to give us a call if you want to talk.

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Answered on 10/29/08, 8:04 pm

Nasir Butt Nasir Law Associates

Re: verbal threat

Threats in general are always oral, either verbal or on phone. It involves criminal liability. You may file complaint to local police.

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Answered on 11/01/08, 9:56 am

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