Olathe Extortion Attorney
Representation for Extortion Charges in Olathe
Extortion is commonly known as a white collar crime as it is usually non-violent
and typically occurs in a business setting or other professional environment.
It occurs when a person receives money, items or anything of value as
a result of threatening the victim with future harm if he does not comply.
Being charged with extortion, a felony, is a very serious legal problem,
with the threat of a prison sentence and heavy fines imposed upon conviction.
If you are being charged or investigated for extortion, you need to contact
criminal defense attorneys at Martin & Wallentine, LLC as soon as possible. We are
experienced in successfully defending clients against:
- Money Laundering
Count on our team to protect your rights and freedom.
Understanding Extortion Charges
Extortion differs from
robbery in that with a robbery, harm is threatened or inflicted at the moment
of the crime, and money or goods are taken by force. With extortion, the
victim is usually threatened with future harm if he does not comply with
demands. These demands are commonly for money, items of value, or even
certain demonstrations of behavior from the victim.
A businessman might be coerced to function or act in a certain way and
not of his own free will when being faced with extortion. A police officer
might demand money from a citizen in exchange for not making a false arrest.
A business may be intimidated to pay "protection" money. These
are just a few examples.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean you are guilty. Extortion
charges require skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel in order to effectively
fight an aggressive prosecutor. Incarceration and stiff fines are on the
line, as is your future.
contact our firm for more information about how we can help you.
We Serve All of Johnson County.