Extortion Lawyer in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Extortion Attorney
Extortion, commonly referred to as blackmail, is often confused with robbery or corruption. Extortion is a different crime with different penalties and it is important to obtain an experienced defense attorney to help you if you are facing charges if extortion.
Our Los Angeles federal criminal attorneys have handled many cases involving extortion and have seen great results.
Penal Code 518 defines extortion is the obtaining of property from another, with consent, or the obtaining of an official act of a public officer, induced by a wrongful use of force or fear, or under color of official right by use of fear or threat.
The punishment for extortion depends on whether force was used in extorting money or other property. Where force or threat was used, punishment is in the state prison for 2 to 4 years.
If you are facing extortion charges, contact the Hedding Law Firm for a free case consultation.
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