Embattled actor Charlie Sheen may be investigated for criminal threats he allegedly made to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller. These allegations came about when Mueller filed a restraining order against Sheen that was issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg on March 1, 2011. In the application for the restraining order, Mueller accused Sheen of being “insane” and that Sheen repeatedly threatened to kill her, including telling her “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your Mom!”. LAPD officials have indicated that they can only launch a probe if Mueller files a formal complaint. Mueller has not done so.

Criminal threats is a very serious crime in California and if charged as a felony is a “strike” charge and carries a sentencing range of 16 months, 2, or 3 years in state prison. The relevant provision of the code section read: “Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and anBased on the allegations Mueller made in her application for the restraining order, and her apparent legitimate fear for her safety as a result, Sheen could be in even more serious trouble if Mueller files a complaint with the LAPD.

immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety”.

The law offices of Wallin & Klarich have been helping those accused of threat crimes for over 30 years. If you or a loved on are being accused of a crime in Southern California then don’t hesitate to contact our offices. We will be there when you call.

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