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If I make a verbal threat during an argument, can I be arrested and charged with assault?

Was at the Kentucky Derby at an RV park and got into a verbal altercation with the RV next to us because the people renting the RV were whistling at our wives. They were also telling them to get naked and other vulagar things, so me and my brother in law told them if they didn't stop we would take care of them (take care of them obviously implying that we would fight them). They were much younger than us, and told the police that we said what we said and we got arrested. Attempting to charge us with assault.

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    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    There has to be more to the story than what you are telling me.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 5/7/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    Well you were arrested, but it is unlikely you will be charged with assault. Assault 4 is any offensive touching of another. You never touched anyone and, I do not believe that a verbal "threat" meets the burden of proof.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 5/6/2013
    Jared C. Winter | Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    385 Grand Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94610
    (510) 903-8090
    If this happened at the Kentucky Derby, I'm not sure how this got posted in the California forum. However, what you need to do is the same, whether you are in Kentucky or California. Contact one or two local criminal defense attorneys and make an appointment for a consultation. Most criminal defense lawyers offer free initial consultations. Hire the one you like. If you can't afford to hire one, then go to your court date and ask for the public defender.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/6/2013
    A. Bowden Houser | The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
    1007 Hargett Street
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
    (910) 333-9679
    This doesn't happen in North Carolina so this must have occurred in another state. You are also not even guilty of communicating a threat because the threat was conditional ie 'if you don't stop' - go to trial.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina - Replied: 5/6/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    46 Lovejoy Rd
    Andover, MA 01810
    (978) 807-6512
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts - Replied: 5/6/2013
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