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Category: White Collar Crimes
Section: Extortion

Definition: Extortion
1: Extortion by private person refers to the act by which a person receives or demands money or anything of value from someone in response to a threat against disclosing information, or as a consideration for not disclosing information and in violation of the law. In People v. Oppenheimer, 209 Cal. App. 2d 413 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 1962), the court observed that the threat can be to do an unlawful injury to the person or property of the individual threatened or of a third person; or to accuse the individual threatened, or any relative, or member of his/her family, of any crime; or to expose, or to impute to him/her or them any deformity, disgrace or crime; or to expose any secret affecting the particular person or his/her family.

In general, the threat that qualifies to constitute extortion by private person includes the threat:

a. to cause physical harm to another; or
b. to cause damage to property; or
c. to subject another person to physical confinement; or
d. to accuse someone of a crime; or
e. to expose a secret tending to subject someone to hatred, contempt, or ridicule; or
f. to take action or withhold action as an official.

Topic Expanded: Extortion
The extortion defense lawyers at The Mullen Law Group excel in representing clients in all aspects of extortion cases. Extortion is a serious charge that can have severe consequences. The Mullen Law Group’s extortion lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from extortion allegations and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients behalf. In extortion cases it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case either dismissed or settled out of court. Because extortion cases usually involve mere monetary losses and the alleged victim is often only pursuing the recovery of his or her money, a skilled extortion attorney or criminal defense lawyer will be able to help get the case resolved. Have Wisconsin’s premier extortion attorneys prove their success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.

If charges of an extortion related crime have been filed or are in process, an experienced extortion defense team will be able to improve the outcome, whether the amount in question is large or small. Remember, it is easier to prevent an extortion charge from being filed than it is to receive a not guilty verdict in court once it has already been charged.

Recommendation: Extortion
It is extremely important to hire a criminal extortion attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. The Mullen Law Group’s extortion lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success.
Our determined focus is to:

  • Keep a felony or misdemeanor extortion allegation out of court
  • Use our knowledge base to settle strategically
  • Fight for the best outcome our client is facing

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Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the fraud charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in fraud cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have fraud cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.

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