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Extortion & Related Charges

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An experienced Extortion Attorney can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your final sentence – life-changing differences.

Before hiring an extortion defense attorney, what should I know about F.S. 836.05?

According to Florida law, a crime occurs when someone “… either verbally or by a written or printed communication, maliciously threatens to accuse another of any crime or offense, or by such communication maliciously threatens an injury to the person, property or reputation of another, or maliciously threatens to expose another to disgrace, or to expose any secret affecting another, or to impute any deformity or lack of chastity to another, with intent thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatsoever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened, or any other person, to do any act or refrain from doing any act against his or her will …”

Please note that other similar crimes, such as libel, defamation of character, and writing threatening letters, all fall under the same statute.

How Can a West Palm Beach Extortion Attorney Help Me with a Charge: F.S. 836.05?
Extortion, F.S. 836.05

What are the penalties for extortion?

As a second-degree felony, extortion is punishable by penalties ranging from a term of probation up to 15 years in state prison.

What common defenses would an experienced extortion attorney use?

A common defense to extortion is that the threat was idle, meaning that the accused never intended the alleged threat to be carried out.

In addition, a defendant can prevail against the State if, through his lawyer, he can show the testimony of the State’s witnesses is inconsistent, or the State’s witnesses lack credibility, or by showing the State obtained its evidence in violation of the Constitution.

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