Extortion, commonly referred to as blackmail or ransom, is the white collar crime that involves trying to illegally get money, services or some other valuable item from another party by use of threats or intimidation. In these types of extortion cases, the alleged threat can be violence against the victim or his family and/or damage to one’s reputation or property. It’s important to note that bribery, which is also a crime of extortion, involves giving money to someone in a position of power to illegally influence his or her actions or decisions (someone accepting the bribe will also be liable for criminal charges).
When criminal extortion charges are filed, the charges will likely be filed as felony charges, and in the most serious cases, such as blackmail of a federal official, the charges will likely be filed in federal courts, which can greatly intensify the nature of the penalties imposed upon the accused in the event of conviction. With so much at risk when it comes extortion charges, it is vital that the accused work with the skilled Denver extortion defense attorneys at the Adams Law Firm. Our vast experience defending our Clients against extortion charges, along with our fierce litigation skills and our unflinching dedication to our Clients, allows us to consistently provide them with the strongest possible defense at every stage of the legal process. Our ultimate goal is to help our Clients resolve their extortion charges as advantageously and efficiently as possible so they can move on with their lives.
Denver Extortion Charges and Penalties
The nature and severity of extortion charges will depend on a number of factors, some of which include whether:
Other charges, such as kidnapping or assault, were also allegedly involved in the case.
Some kind of weapon – whether it be a firearm or chemical weapon – was allegedly used as part of the incident.
The accused has a criminal record.
Anyone was injured or killed in the course of the incident.
Should the accused be convicted of extortion charges, he will likely face a range of serious legal and social penalties, some of which may include:
Mandatory parole following release from prison
Loss of career and reputation.
If you or a loved one has been charged with any white collar crime, make sure you have the strongest possible defense, and contact our Denver extortion defense attorneys by emailing us or calling us at (720) 333-9490.
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When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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