Experienced Miami Criminal Extortion Defense Lawyer
Extortion is a white collar crime wherein someone attempts to gain something from another person by threatening them. It is a felony under Florida law. Fla. Stat. § 836.05. Extortion is often referred to as “blackmail,” as in the case where someone threatens to reveal another’s secrets. But extortion encompasses more than just blackmail.
Extortion occurs when several separate elements are all present:
a threat of death, physical harm, or psychological harm. Such threats are often crimes in and of themselves. But for extortion to occur, the person issuing the threat must also have…
an intent to gain something of value from the threatened person. The threat must also be…
malicious in nature. This means that the threat was intentional and without legal justification.
Importantly, the accused need not have the ability or even the intent to carry out the threat in order to commit extortion.
Extortion is different from robbery in that robbery involves an immediate threat of harm, whereas extortion involves a threat at any time.
Proving the intent behind a defendant’s actions is not always easy for prosecutors to accomplish. This allows an experienced extortion defense attorney an opportunity to argue for a lesser charge from prosecutors, or argue for an acquittal at a jury trial.
Successfully defending against extortion charges requires a thorough understanding of the law and a carefully crafted argument. You need an attorney on your side who can find a weakness in the prosecutor’s case and exploit it. Your attorney must also have a reputation for taking cases to trial if the plea agreement offered is not good enough.
I have that ability and that reputation. I will work as hard as I can to know your case inside and out, negotiate with prosecutors and, if necessary, argue your case to a jury to keep you out of jail.
Extortion cases are surprisingly common and are not to be taken lightly. Sometimes, even seemingly innocuous behavior can become criminal. Don’t fight these cases alone.
And don’t settle for just any attorney. You need the help of one of the best and hardest-working extortion defense attorney in the Miami area. Call me, Jordan Redavid, at Redavid Law PLLC now to discuss your extortion case.
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