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CRIMINAL EXTORTION AND AGGRAVATED EXTORTION

Criminal extortion and aggravated extortion are very serious charges requiring the services of an experienced and accomplished Denver criminal defense attorney.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with criminal extortion if the individual, possessing the intent to induce another person against the other person’s will to act or refrain from acting, threatens the other person physically, financially, or with regard to their reputation.

A person can also be charged with extortion if the individual, possessing the intent to induce another person against that other person’s will to give the individual money or another item of value, threatens to report to law enforcement officials the immigration status of the threatened person or another person.

Some of the above conduct may be considered aggravated criminal extortion if the individual threatens the use of weapons or harmful substances to bring about the individual’s objective.

Criminal extortion is a class 4 felony. Aggravated criminal extortion is a class 3 felony.

If you or someone you know is being charged with extortion, it is important that you talk to a Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver criminal attorney at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.