Orlando Extortion Defense Attorney
Experienced Central Florida Extortion Defense Lawyer Helps Clients In Orlando And Throughout Florida
Have you been charged with Extortion in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place in the state of Florida? If so, call our Orlando Extortion Defense Lawyers right away. You need an experienced Defense lawyer protect your rights. A lawyer familiar with the charge of Extortion can help guide you through the judicial system. We represent individuals extensively in Orange and Seminole County. With proper representation the process can be less burdensome. With the knowledge and experience available to you at LaBar & Adams, you have an opportunity to ease your burden and receive proper guidance on the path that is before you.
What Is Considered "Extortion" In Florida?
In Florida, Extortion (also known as blackmail) is defined as by verbal, written, or printed communication, a malicious threat if a certain action is not taken. A threat used for Extortion can include threatening injury to a person, their property or reputation. It can also include a threat to expose another to disgrace, or to expose any secret or lack of chastity to another. The difference between robbery and extortion is immediacy. In robbery the threat is immediate.
To prove Extortion, the state of Florida must prove two elements: the threat and the intent. The threat could imply physical harm, harm to property, even psychological harm. The intent shown must be for the purpose of extracting money or any monetary advantage. There is a difference in Florida between extortion by a private party or by extortion public official. If done by a private party, the law does not require the intent to actually carry out the threat. If extortion is done by a public official, the official must have actually acquired money or received a benefit. Public officials include police, peace officers, lawyers with state-issued licenses, court clerks, and other state officials. Extortion in Florida is considered a second degree felony, punishable with up to 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Extortion In Florida - Possible Penalties
There are a number of penalties that someone who has been charged with extortion, or blackmail, may face. Besides imprisonment and fines, penalties may include:
- Community confinement
- Community service
- Home detention
- Supervised release
- Paying the cost of prosecution
In addition, a conviction could impact future educational, housing, and employment opportunities. It is critical that you speak with a Central Florida Defense Lawyer if facing extortion charges in Orlando before you make any statements to anyone. Orlando defense attorneys that represent people accused of Extortion understand that much is at stake in these matters.
Contact Our Orlando Extortion Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with extortion or any other type of white collar crime within the State of Florida including the city of Orlando, contact the Central Florida extortion defense attorneys at LaBar Adams to discuss your case as soon as possible. You may call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced Orlando criminal defense lawyers will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.