Penalties for extortion range from moderate to severe. Some extortion crimes are charged as misdemeanors and others are charged as felonies depending on the situation at hand. If convicted of extortion, a defendant could be sentenced to complete a lengthy prison sentence or pay large fines. The government does not take extortion lightly, and defendants charged with this type of white collar crime will need to secure top notch representation before they appear in court. If you have been accused of attaining property or money by means of threats made towards another person, look to the extortion attorneys at JacksonWhite.
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Extortion occurs when a criminal takes or steals something from another person through threatening means. According to ARS 13-1804, a person can be accused of theft by extortion in Arizona if they knowingly obtain or try to obtain items with a threat to do one of the following actions in the future: Cause physical injury, physical harm, or property damage Accuse someone of a crime File criminal charges against someone Release confidential information to subject someone else to public ridicule Use true or false information to ruin someone else’s credit Take away someone else’s personal property Blackmail is one of
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