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Los Angeles Extortion Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know is facing extortion charges, our extortion defense attorneys in Los Angeles are available to defend you and fight on your behalf. Our theft crime lawyers place every effort to get you the best possible results.
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Extortion is often referred to as blackmail. Typical extortion is asking a person for finances in exchange for keeping private potentially harmful information.
Extortion is generally committed by Threat of Force. The defendant will threaten to unlawfully injure or use force against another person.
To convict someone of extortion the prosecution must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
1. The defendant threatened to expose a secret about another person, or that person’s relative or family member; or to expose or connect them with a disgrace, crime, or deformity.
2. When making the threat/or using force, the defendant intended to use that fear to obtain the other person’s consent.
3. As a result of the threat or use of force, the other person consented to give the defendant money or property, or to do an official act
4. As a result of the threat or use of force, the other person gave the defendant money or property or did an official act.
Extortion conviction can result in long term imprisonment and excessive fines. Extortion is a very serious charge that can be charged on the federal level and result in a prison term of as high as 20years.
If you have been charged with or accused of extortion, you need to retain the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. Without the aid of a skilled extortion attorney, your rights may be violated during investigations, or you may make critical errors that could negatively impact your case’s outcome.
If you are facing extortion charges, contact our Los Angeles Extortion Defense Attorneys and set up a free face to face consultation.