What to Do When You’re Accused of Extortion

by | Apr 15, 2015 | Lawyers


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Extortion, otherwise known as blackmail, is a very serious criminal charge and, if convicted, you could face many years in jail, a ruined reputation, fines, and more. It’s important that you handle any blackmail charges seriously to ensure a better outcome for your case. The first thing you’re going to want to do is hire an attorney before you speak to anyone about the case.

Take the time to find the right attorney for your case. You’ll need an attorney that has experience working with blackmail cases. Criminal laws change regularly so it’s important to find a lawyer who is familiar with this type of case. Once you have a few lawyers in mind, take the time to meet with at least a couple of them. This way, you can determine which one is going to be right for you and your needs. After speaking with at least two lawyers, you should have a better idea of the potential for your case and how a lawyer can help you. Then, hire the lawyer you’re interested in.

Once you’ve hired a lawyer, they’ll get started working on your case right away. It’s important that you don’t discuss your case unless it’s with your lawyer. Anything you say, even to a friend or family member, could be used against you at a later time. Your lawyer will review the evidence against you and begin working on a defence strategy. They may start by trying to dismiss the evidence against you and have the charges dropped or lowered to a lesser charge. If this doesn’t work, they’ll work on a defence to try to have a not guilty outcome in court. Even if you’re found guilty, they’ll work hard to make sure the sentence has the smallest impact on your life as possible.

A lawyer can do a great deal to help you with an Extortion, but you need to find the right lawyer and work closely with him. Make sure you don’t discuss your case outside of your lawyer’s office and that you provide every detail to your lawyer, even if you think it makes you look guilty. They’re going to need as much information as possible to help you formulate a good defence.