Have you been falsely accused of committing extortion in California? Since the penalties for extortion are severe, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal help. Our firm has more than 20 years of experience practicing criminal law. Our respected legal team is made up of hard working attorneys, clerks, paralegals and investigators. Call to set up your free case evaluation, find out your options, and get started fighting back.
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Extortion is a Type of Theft
According to California Penal Code 518, extortion is "the obtaining of property from another, without his or her 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."
Fear, as defined by PC 518, refers to the following types of threats:
1. To do an unlawful injury to the person or property of the individual threatened or of a third person.
2. To accuse the individual threatened, or any relative of his, or member of his family, of any crime.
3. To expose, or to impute to him or them any deformity, disgrace or crime.
4. To expose any secret affecting him or them.
If you are accused of extortion, you face felony charges. Additionally, as a violent theft, extortion counts as a "Three Strikes" crime; if it is your third felony conviction, extortion can land you in prison for life.
Penalties for Extortion
If you are convicted of the crime of extortion in our area, you face two, three or four years in prison depending on the circumstances of your case. In addition, you must pay up to $10,000 in fines. If the victim being extorted is mentally or physically disabled or is a senior citizen, the judge may impose a more severe sentence on you.
We at David Lehr Law are ready to stand by your side regardless of whether you are charged with extortion or carjacking. We have a deep understanding of the system and know how to quickly build a case to protect your rights.
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