New Jersey Extortion Attorney
Extortion generally means an attempt to coerce a person, public official, business, or a professional into giving services or money to the extortionist or trying to convince the person or business to use their position to in a way that benefits the extortionist. Extortion is considered to be a version of theft even though no goods are technically stolen. Although the person facing extortion consents to the act, he or she usually does so only out of fear of harm or some type of retribution.
When you face extortion charges, you are in danger of suffering serious legal consequences if you are convicted in New Jersey. If you or someone you know is facing charges of extortion, it is important to know and protect your rights as a defendant in a white collar crime case. Contact the experienced New Jersey extortion attorneys of the Law Office of Jason A. Volet in Freehold or Neptune, by calling 732-863-5050 to discuss your unique case.
Types of Extortion Charges in New Jersey
Extortion is actually a broad term that encompasses several other crimes. Commonly reported forms of extortion include:
- Ransom demands
- Criminal coercion
All of these crimes can be classified as extortion, and all carry serious legal penalties if a person is found guilty of committing them. In New Jersey, those convicted of extortion face up to 10 years in prison and heavy fines, both of which can seriously impact the rest of your life.
Facing charges of extortion is not easy. Contact the aggressive New Jersey white collar crime lawyers at the Law Office of Jason A. Volet today to discuss how we can help you avoid the harsh consequences of an extortion conviction. Call our offices now at 732-863-5050.