Extortion in Nevada

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In Nevada, the white collarcrime of extortion can result in lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Additionally, a conviction on your criminal record can have a negative impact on your professional and personal life.

If you have been accused of extortion in Nevada, our legal team at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney are ready to protect your rights and future. While being arrested can be a frightening experience, there is still time and hope to start developing an effective and personalized defense in order to obtain the best results possible.

Extortion Law & Penalties

Extortion, also known as blackmail in Nevada, is a broad crime which may apply to any situation where an individual wrongfully threatens another person to try to obtain money or something of value. Threats include accusing any person of a crime, injuring a person, publish any libel, or expose any secret.

This white collar crime is considered a category B felony in Nevada. This type of felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of ten years and fines of up to $10,000. However, in cases involving “extortionate collection for debt”—where someone causes a debtor to reasonably fear that not repaying their debt could lead to physical injury to themselves or another—results in a maximum prison sentence of six years. Furthermore, those convicted are subject to paying restitution to the victim(s).

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