Churchville, MD asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: If two people are fighting and both are threatening each other but one continues can either be charged

My boyfriend and ex-boyfriend got into a text fight. They both threatened each other and told each other that they want to beat each other up but later my ex-boyfriend is the only one who continued. Can my ex-boyfriend be charged with harresment or criminal threats.

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Bryan J. Jones

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If they both made threats, they could both be charged. It's not a guarantee that they will be charged because it depends on the content of the texts.

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