Extortion in Nevada
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Your Service
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
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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Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys are committed to getting your charges reduced or your case dismissed.
Do not risk facing these serious penalties without experienced and skilled
legal representation from our firm.
Contact us and discuss your legal options today.