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Defending Those Who Have Been Charged With Extortion In Dallas County
Extortion—or the attempt or actual gain of money, property, or benefits through the use of coercion, threats, or intimidation—is a serious federal crime that is punished harshly in all jurisdictions. If you have been accused of extortion in Texas, you need an experienced and capable criminal defense attorney on your side. Federal prosecutors will often seek the maximum penalties for extortion, including prison time, steep fines, and potential restitution to victims.
Reach out to the Dallas extortion defense lawyers at the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, if you believe you are under investigation or if you have been arrested for or charged with extortion. Our legal team can help you build a solid defense and help ensure that your rights are protected.
Have you been accused of extortion? Call the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, today at (214) 238-9392 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our extortion attorney in Dallas. Se habla Español.
Types of Extortion
Extortion is an umbrella term that covers a variety of criminal offenses.
Types of extortion include:
- Cyber extortion
This list is not exhaustive. If you have been accused of extortion or a related offense, the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, can help you take swift legal action to protect your rights. We represent individuals who have been accused of or charged with numerous different types of extortion.
How To Prove Extortion
In order to obtain a conviction for extortion, the prosecution will need to show that the defendant:
- Willfully intended to take something of value (money, property, etc.) from another person/entity, and
- Attempted to do so or did so via threats, the use of force, or the instillation of fear in the victim.
Are There Legal Defenses to Extortion / Blackmail Charges?
In extortion cases, the “threat” must be made verbally or in writing; it cannot simply be implied. Therefore, one defense to extortion is the lack of a verbal or written threat. Note, however, that the threat does not necessarily need to include the threat of physical harm. Threatening the victim’s livelihood, business, reputation, etc., is sufficient for a conviction.
Other possible defenses to extortion charges include:
- Lack of intention
- Insufficient evidence
- Factual innocence
- Proving property ownership
- Lack of threat, fear, or force
- Incapacity (including intoxication and insanity)
Contact Our Extortion Attorney in Dallas Today
Our Dallas extortion attorneys have over 30 years of experience in the area of criminal defense, including past experience in federal prosecution. We are available 24/7 to assist you, and when you call, you are always connected with a real member of our staff—not an answering service.
Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, today to get started on your defense with our Dallas extortion lawyers.
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