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Can someone go to jail for threatening someone’s life?

This neighbor and I got in a fight because he was abusing his dog. I was polite in handling the situation, but he went nuts and started cursing at me, then telling me he knows where I stay and he's "going to get me". He is a known gang banger. I'm scared. Will the cops do anything if I call them? Can they arrest him for making those threats? Please help. I know it wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I still will stick up for helpless animals. And I don't deserve that harassment.

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    Peter Goldscheider | Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    438 Cambridge Ave. Suite 250
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 323-8296
    Call the police and report it.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/8/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    A credible threat can be the basis for a criminal charge.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/8/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    If you feel threatened, file a police report. It will be up to the police to decide whether or not they will follow up on it.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/7/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    39300 Civic Center Drive #110
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 792-5110
    Yes that is a crime. It can be either a misdemeanor or a felony in CA. Report it to the police. They may treat it more seriously if they know him to be a gang banger.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/7/2013
    Amber Lunsford | Amber Lunsford, Attorney at Law
    10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 300
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    (424) 274-1183
    Yes, you can. You should report this to your local police department. Both the threat and the animal cruelty.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/7/2013
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