Extortion Criminal Defense Attorney
Anytime someone obtains money, goods or services through the use of force or threats, this is likely an example of extortion. Compared to ethical business dealings where a proper exchange between providers and clients exists, extortion is an unlawful practice that should be brought to justice through legal proceedings.
What Is Extortion?
Extortion is obtaining something through the means of force or threats. Extortion includes verbal or written threats that will happen if a victim does not fulfill the demands. Extortion does not need to involve violent threats. For example, blackmail includes extortion through the means of non-violent measures that include disclosing private information. Businesses and organizations can fall victim to extortion, over demands for compensation with threats of releasing sensitive customer information or further damage to a business or person's social image.
A conviction for fraud can result in severe consequences, including lengthy prison sentences and severe fines.
Contact Harrington & Mahoney For Criminal Defense
If you have been convicted of extortion, our team of criminal defense attorneys can build the legal defense necessary to protect your innocence. Our team will analyze all parties involved to identify any proof that an alleged extortion case has ulterior motives or any evidence pointing to illegitimacy. We have provided criminal defense services to countless individuals in Buffalo and New York and we look forward to providing legal assistance for you too. Contact our team for more information today!