Extortion Charges in Fort Lauderdale
Have you been charged with extortion in Fort Lauderdale? You will need an experienced extortion defense lawyer right away. Extortion charges mean that you demanded either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion, threats and force.
Crimes of Extortion and Coercion In Fort Lauderdale
Coercion charges can include:
Threats to do bodily injury if they do not do what you desire
Threats to expose secrets and or harmful information that would harm
Threats to accuse the victim of a crime.
Giving money or something of value to influence the conduct of a person in your favor
Crimes Of Extortion and Coercion
Crimes of extortion all have one goal. Extortion attempts to get something, money, property, or services by means of intimidation, a threat, bribes, or other means including: bribery, blackmail,, assault, battery, and homicide.
Extortion defense attorney Guy Seligman defends people facing criminal extortion charges in Fort Lauderdale and the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
Florida Extortion Statutes
Florida extortion charges falls under Chapter 836 DEFAMATION; LIBEL; THREATENING LETTERS AND SIMILAR OFFENSES
836.05 Threats; extortion.—Whoever, 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, shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
If you are accused of extortion contact Guy Seligman