The term “extortion” is heard constantly in TV shows and movies. While extortion appears to be a great plot device, what does the term actually mean? California defines extortion as using force or threats to make another give you money or property, to get a public officer to perform an official act, or being a public official and coercing another person to give you something under the guise of your position.
The punishment for extortion is severe, with a possibility of having to serve four years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.
Only with a qualified San Diego extortion attorney on your side will you be assured a strong defense. San Diego criminal defense lawyer Bradley R. Corbett has the knowledge to guarantee your rights will be defended. Whether you were falsely accused and arrested for extortion or had a lapse in judgment, Bradley R. Corbett and our team will shape a compelling case to make sure you are protected.
Depending on the details of your case, we may argue that:
- the victim was not blackmailed by you, but that there was some other reason the victim gave his or her consent,
- you are innocent and have been falsely accused by the victim or a third party, or
- there is insufficient evidence for a conviction.
Being charged with extortion comes with major consequences and extremely negative connotations. But all is not lost. Having Bradley R. Corbett and our team of San Diego extortion lawyers fight for you is the best decision you can make. So do not hesitate. Call today for a free consultation.