Yosha of Scottsdale has been suspended for ninety days after threatening to file criminal charges against her client to leverage payment for outstanding legal fees.
Her client wanted to get custody of her daughter who was taken from her care by the child’s father more than a year earlier.
It is up to his or her judgment based on details collected.
Even though these types of events are highly subjective, they are taken very seriously in court.
Yosha was hired by her client to represent her in a limited-scope case.
Although she testified that she did not intend to threaten her client, the Hearing Panel found that it was a promise to use information she gained from her representation to damage her client and her client’s husband. However, consumers should not expect the Bar to actively protect them from unethical Bart members.
If you threaten or intimidate an individual or their property you can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor in the State of Arizona.
If the threat is made by a gang member or against a witness to a crime, the charge can be increased to a Class 3 felony which carries a 3.5-year prison sentence.
As an experienced criminal law attorney, I am able to spot holes in the allegations against my client.
An Arizona Endangerment Charge is a , punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a 00 fine.
It is a Reckless Endangerment charge if the action causes a “substantial risk of immanent death”.
Second offense aggravated assault charges increase the severity to a possible prison sentence of 10-20 years.
Aggravated factors in under Arizona laws are extremely complicated.