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PEOPLE v. FELIX, B147530

Penal Code section 422, which makes it a crime to threaten another with great bodily injury or death, does not apply where a patient makes a threat to a psychotherapist if he does not intend for the remarks to reach the third party even if the psychotherapist is required by law to warn the third party.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/04/2001
  • Published 10/04/2001




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  •  Murray A. Rosenberg, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.,  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Marc E. Turchin, Acting Senior Assistant Attorney General, Jaime L. Fuster, Assistant Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Michelle M. Paffile, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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