Orlando Attorneys for the Defense of Extortion Charges
Extortion is a felony that may be charged as a state or federal crime, depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Use of the phone, Internet or mail to extort is one factor that may result in federal charges.
If you are fighting extortion or another federal charge, it is important to hire an attorney with federal criminal defense experience. The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates provides defense representation from experienced federal defense attorneys. Our founding attorney is a former prosecutor who understands criminal cases from both sides of the aisle. For a free consultation to discuss your case, call 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or contact us online. Mr. Cohen is also a member of the federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel for the Middle District of Florida.
Extortion Charges Can Derail Your Future
Extortion occurs when a party uses threats to take property or exact services from another party. The threats may include revealing harmful information, causing injury to the person or his or her loved ones, causing property damage, starting a strike or collective action or the threat of arrest. Bribery and blackmail are related charges that may be included.
Individuals, businesses and alleged criminal enterprises can be charged with extortion. In addition, public officials and law enforcement officers may be charged with extortion if they accept money illegally in exchange for performing certain actions.
The penalties for conviction depend on the nature of the crime, but may include a jail or prison sentence, fines and restitution to the victimized party. If a deadly weapon was used to make threats, the penalties increase.