Are Criminal Threats Lesser-Included Offense of Stalking?

The casual reader of the rhetorical question posed as the title to this blog post may quacking answer “no, criminal threats involves communication, but stalking requires no communication with the alleged victim.” Such an observation overlooks the fact that stalking does require that defendant make a credible threat to the victim that causes him or her to reasonably fear for his or her safety. Therefore, since criminal threats requires defendant to make a threat to commit a crime that would cause great bodily injury to the victim or his immediate family, can committing a criminal threat be a lesser included offense of stalking? To find out, please click on the following link –

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