Charges of extortion may be filed against individuals who are suspected of:
- Using threats, intimidation or force to try to exact money or some other asset from another party (commonly referred to as blackmail)
- Giving money or some other asset to a person in an influential position in order to control the actions or decisions of that person (commonly referred to as bribery)
- Withholding something of value from one party in an effort to get that party to hand over money or some other asset (commonly referred to as ransom).
With blackmail, the person or party being extorted via blackmail will be considered to be a victim and, as such, will typically not be liable for criminal charges; however, with bribery, both the person offering and the person accepting the bribe can be prosecuted for extortion charges. Although extortion charges are serious enough on their own, they can become even more severe when they are filed at the federal level, which can happen in cases where, for example, a computer is used to transmit a threat or bribery offer across state lines.
For more information regarding extortion charges and the associated penalties upon conviction, be sure to check out the upcoming Part 2 of this blog.
Contact Our Denver Extortion Defense Lawyers
The authorities take allegations of extortion and felony crimes, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve multiple victims, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
The Denver extortion defense lawyers at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara are firmly dedicated to strongly defending the rights of those accused of these white collar crimes, as:
- We wholeheartedly believe in the ideal that the accused are innocent until proven guilty.
- We are aware of how damaging extortion convictions can be to one’s future.
- We are passionate about asserting the rights of the accused to help them obtain the best possible resolutions to their cases.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver extortion criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. As soon as you start working with our trusted criminal defense lawyers, we will begin investigating your case, interviewing witnesses and compiling evidence to support your defense. We will also work diligently to get the prosecution’s evidence against you thrown out of court and, whenever possible, to get the charges against you reduced or potentially even dismissed entirely. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.